Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia lysimachiae

Contarinia lysimachiae (Rübsaamen, 1893)

on Lysimachia

Contarinia lysimachiae: gall on Lysimachia vulgaris

Lysimachia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Contarinia lysimachiae: gall on Lysimachia vulgaris

the flowers inhabited 1-2 still young larvae; jumping was not observed

Contarinia lysimachiae: larva in gall on Lysimachia vulgaris

a few days later the larvae had taken more colour and were able to jump


The flower buds are slightly swollen and do not open. The larvae are yellowish white, gregarious, jumping. Univoltine, hibernation in the soil.


Primulaceae, monophagous

Lysimachia vulgaris.


Diplosis lysimachiae.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Rübsaamen (1893a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 7.x.2019