Contarinia dipsacearum Rübsaamen, 1921

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Knautia, Succisa

Contarinia dipsacearum: galling flowers of Succisa pratensis

Succisa pratensis, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay, RN Jean Petit © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia dipsacearum: galling flower of Succisa pratensis

opened flower

Contarinia dipsacearum: larva

larva

Contarinia dipsacearum: galling flower of Succisa pratensis

Succisa pratensis, België, prov. Namen, Matagne-la-Grande, Champ du Tir © Stéphane Claerebout: only the galled florets remain in the capitulum

gall

the flower buds are disfigured and remain closed; inside witish or orange yellow larvae that can jump. Pupation in the soil.

hostplants

Caprifoliaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Knautia arvensis, drymeia; Succisa pratensis.

references

Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Sylvén (1983a).

05/11/2016

pub 5.xi.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017