Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia ononidis

Contarinia ononidis Kieffer, 1899

on Ononis

Contarinia ononidis: gall n Ononis spec.

Ononis spec., Belgium, Viroinval, Dourbes, RN Montagne-aux-Buis © Sébastien Carbonnelle


The internodes at the end of a shoot are stunted, causing the disfigured leaves to form a dense bunch. Larvae yellow, jumping. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Ononis natrix, spinosa & subsp. procurrens.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 172), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 31.iii.2023