Contarinia floriperda Rübsaamen, 1917

on Sorbus

Contarinia floriperda: gall on Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia, Belgium, Bruxelles, Rouge-Cloître © Sébastien Carbonelle

Contarinia floriperda: galled flower of Sorbus aucuparia

opened flower

Contarinia floriperda: larvae in Sorbus aucuparia flower

Sorbus aucuparia, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, Griesbroek © Carina Van Steenwinkel


The flower buds are slightly swollen and do not open. Larvae gregarious, yellowish white, jumping. Univoltine, hibernation in the soil.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Sorbus aria, aucuparia, intermedia, torminalis.


Dasineura aucupariae.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Seidel (1957a), Skuhravá (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2010a,b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Wahlgren (1963b).


mod 19.xi.2017