Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia istriana

Contarinia istriana Janežič, 1980

on Hippocrepis


Flower buds remain closed and are strongly swollen and fleshy. Up to six white larvae in a gall; they are up to 3 mm and and can jump. Univoltine, pupation and hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Hippocrepis emerus & subsp. emeroides.


Gagné (2010a), Janežič (1980a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 83), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 17.ix.2021