Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia populi

Contarinia populi (Rübsaamen, 1917)

on Populus


Globular leaf gall, 4-5 mm ø, prominent at both sides of the blade, with a thick wall and an inner gall. Fully developed galls have a small circular opening at either side. Larva solitary, yellowish white to orange. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the soil.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Populus alba, tremula.


Syndiplosis populi.


see Lasioptera populnea.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Cilbircioğlu & Ünal (2009a), Hellrigl (2006a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1997a, 1999b, 2005b,c, 2009a, 2003a, 2009a, 2010a, 2012a, 2021a: 195), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Skuhravý, Skuhravá & Brewer (1997a), Unal & Akkuzu (2009a).

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