Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia molluginis

Contarinia molluginis (Rübsaamen, 1889)

on Galium

Contarinia molluginis: gall on Galium boreale

Galium boreale, Norway, Vestfold, 14.v.2019 © Arne Fjellberg; identification confirmed by Hans Henrik Bruun

Contarinia molluginis: gall on Galium boreale



Terminal bud changed into a dense tuft of numerous shortened and broadened leaves. Larvae dirty yellow, gregarious, jumping. Uni- or bivoltine; pupation in the ground.

host plants

Rubiaceae, monophagous

Galium boreale, mollugo.


Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Máca (2012a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a,b, 1999a,b, 2010a,b, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

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