Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia quercina

Contarinia quercina (Rübsaamen, 1890)

on Quercus


The larvae live in the bursting buds, causing heavy damage to de developing foliage, with as a result an inrregular rosette of malformed leaves. There are two generations; especially the second one, that attacks the lammas shoot, has a heavy impact. The larvae are gregarious, white, and can jump. Hibernation in the soil.


Fagcaeae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, petraea, pubescens, robur.


Diplosis dryophila Kieffer, 1890; Contarinia quaesita Tavares, 1916.


Can cause serious damage in nurseries.


see Dasineura dryophila, Arnoldiola quercus, Lestodiplosis quercina, and Macrolabis quercicola.


Béguinot (2000b, 2007b), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Csóka (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1891a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1994a,b, 1997a,b, 1999a,b, 2004b, 2005c, 2008a, 2009b, 2010a, 2011a, 2021a: 214), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1994a), Tomasi (2014a).

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