Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia ribis

Contarinia ribis Kieffer, 1909

on Ribes

Contarinia ribis: gall on Ribes uva-crispa

Ribes uva-crispa, Germany, Nordhessen, Niederbeisheim © Hans-Joachim Flügel


The flowers are galled, the calyx is strongly swollen. Inside usually several shining yellow larvae that can jump. End of April the galls are vacated and follows pupation in the soil. The spatula of the larva is yellow with a hyaline stem; the lobes are subtriangular, somewhat wider than long, separated by a wide concave incision.

host plants

Grossulariaceae, narrowly monophagous

Ribes uva-crispa.


Barnes (1940a, 1948b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), de Meijere (1911b), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 223, 224), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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