Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia solani

Contarinia solani (Rübsaamen, 1892)

on Solanum

Contarinia solani: gall on Solanum dulcamara

Solanum dulcamara, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin; © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia solani: larva


Contarinia solani: larva, ready to jump

larva, about to jump


The flowers buds are strongly swollen and remain closed; often several galled flowers in an inflorescence. Larvae gregarious, ivory white, can jump. Two or more generations, pupation in the ground.

host plants

Solanaceae, narrowly monophagous

Solanum dulcamara.


Macrolabis dulcamarae.


Lestodiplosis solani.


Diplosis solani.


Béguinot (2000b, 2006a,c), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Calf & van Dam (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1892a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a, 2005b,c, 2006a, 2007a, 2009a, 2010a,b, 2021a: 267), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 18.x.2021