Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia minima

Contarinia minima (Kieffer, 1909)

on Quercus


about 1 mm high conical gall on the upper side of a leaf with an opening at the top; at the leaf underside a dimple surrounded by a discoloured zone. Larva 1 mm, solitary, yellow; spatula yellow, lobes transversal, separated by a narrow fissure. The gall is vacated in March.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus ilex.

distribution within Europe



Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2021a: 211), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a).

Last modified 1.x.2021