Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia melanocera

Contarinia melanocera Kieffer, 1904

on Genista

Contarinia melanocera: galls

galls (from Houard, 1909a)


Fusiform,fleshy swelling of the tip of a stem. It contains usually several gall chambers, each with one yellowish larva that can jump. Univoltine, pupation and hibernation in the soil.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista corsica, depressa, germanica, tinctoria.


Janetiella genistae Kieffer, 1909, described with red larvae, probably is a synonym.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern &a Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a, 2009b, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2012a).

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