Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia silvestris

Contarinia silvestris (Kieffer, 1897)

on Lathyrus


The pods are irregulary swollen. Inside numerous white to lemon yellow larvae, that can jump. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lathyrus sylvestris, tuberosus.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2009b, 2021a: 151), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 26.ix.2021