Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia tritici

Contarinia tritici (Kirby, 1798)

on Triticum


The golden larvae live gregariously in the spikelts, that do not show signs of damage, yet the seeds remain undeveloped. The larvae can jump. Univoltine, rarely bivoltine.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Triticum aestivum.


Important cereal pest.


Buhr (1965a), Gagné (2010a), Mirumian (2011a), Nijveldt (1954a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Skuhravá, Karimpour, Sadeghi ao (2014a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a, 2009b, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), 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), Wetzel, Skuhravý, Camprag, ao (1984a).

Last modified 11.iii.2021