Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia jaapi

Contarinia jaapi Rübsaamen, 1914

on Lathyrus


The internodes at the end of a stem are strongly shortened; the leaves there are thickened and galled and form a globular mass, wrapped in a pair of stipules. Larvae gregarious, yellowish white, jumping. Multivoltine, hibernation in the ground.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lathyrus pratensis.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 1997a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 149), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021