Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia pisi

Contarinia pisi (Loew, 1850)

on Pisum


There are two, overlapping generations. The larvae of the first generation live in the galled shoot tips: these are densely bushy, and the flowers there are disfigured and remain closed. The larvae of the second generation live in the young pods. The larvae are white, gregarious, able to jump; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, almost monophagous

Pisum sativum.

rarely also Lathytus, Vicia faba.


Contarinia pisicola de Meijere, 1911.

parasitoids, predators

Lestodiplosis pisi; Macroglenes chalybeus.


A pest of cultivated peas.


Barnes (1946a), Buhr (1965a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a). Houard (1909a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), de Meijere (1911b), Nijveldt (1954a), Redfern & shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a, 2012a, 2021a: 190), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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