Contarinia scoparii (Rübsaamen, 1889)

on Cytisus

Contarinia scoparii: gall on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Luxemburg, Arlon, Camp militaire de Lagland leg Sébastien Carbonnelle © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia scoparii: opened gall with larva

opened gall with larva

gall

The terminal buds have turned into an ovoid unilocular gall of up to 3 mm. The gall can also consist of an elliptic swelling of the stem, a petiole, or even a thick vein. The larva is solitary, shining yellow to orange, and can jump.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cytisus albus, grandiflorus, scoparius, striatus.

According to Houard also Genista falcata.

synonyms

Diplosis scoparii.

references

Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1890a, 1891a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 3.ix.2018