Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia merceri

Contarinia merceri Barnes, 1930

on Alopecurus


The larve develop in a floret at the expense of the anthers and ovary; seed set fails. Larvae gregarious, golden yellow. Generally univoltine.

host plants

Poaceae, (narrowly?) monophagous

Alopecurus pratensis.


Gagné (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2008a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 8.xii.2018