Contarinia acerplicans (Kieffer, 1889)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Acer

Contarinia acerplicans galls

Acer pseudoplatanus, Belgium, prov. Liège, Comblain-la-Tour © Jen-Yves Baugnée

Contarinia acerplicans gall

Acer pseudoplatanus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Éprave, Bois de Fesches © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Contarinia acerplicans gall


Contarinia acerplicans: larvae

>Acer pseudoplatanus, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Laakdal, Eindhoutberg © Carina Van Steenwinkel: larvae in opened gall


The larvae in the gall are gregarious, white and can jump. Hibernation in the ground. Univoltine, but Redfern & Shirley (2011a) write about a possible second generation in July, August; wether this generation also causes galls in not clear.


Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, heldreichii, monspessulanum, opalus, pseudoplatanus, saccharinum ……


Barnes (1951a), Béguinot (2000b, 2002a, 2003a, 2006b, 2012a), Bellman (2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1992b, 1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).