Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia aequalis

Contarinia aequalis Kieffer, 1898

on Senecio

Contarinia aequalis: galls on Senecio ovatus

Senecio ovatus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Olloy-sur-Viroin © Sébastien Carbonnelle


Larvae in deformed, fleshy, leaf buds, or in the hollowed receptacle of the flower heads. One or a few yellow or pink larvae in a gall. Hibernation in the ground, probably univoltine.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jacobaea vulgaris; Senecio nemorensis, ovatus & subsp. stabianus, sarracenicus, sylvaticus.


Stictodiplosis aequalis.


Béguinot (2000b, 2007b, 2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Seidel (1957a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1992b, 1994a, 1997a, 1999a,b, 2003a, 2005b,c, 2006a, 2010a,b, 2021a: 262), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

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