Contarinia lathyri Kieffer, 1909
Lathyrus pratensis, Poland, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle: almost imperceptably galled flowers
opened flower with two larvae
according to the literature, the larvae develop in the closed, swollen flower buds. The pictures above demonstrate that they can also develop in unfolded, hardly disfigured flowers. Larvae white or lemon yellow, able to jump. Probably univoltine; hibernation in the ground.
Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous
Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Redfern & Shriley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2003a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).