Contarinia asclepiadis (Giraud, 1863)

on Vincetoxicum

Contarinia asclepiadis gall on Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Han-sur-Lesse © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Contarinia asclepiadis gall  on Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

another gall

Contarinia asclepiadis: larva

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia asclepiadis: gall on Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Belgium, prov Namur, Parc naturelle de Furfooz © Carina Van Steenwinkel: the fruit is hardly disfigured

Contarinia asclepiadis: larvae, one about to jump

the larva in front is about to jump

Contarinia asclepiadis: feeding damage to pod of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

the damage to the inside of the wall of the pod

host plants

Apocynaceae, monophagous

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria.

note

The larvae are white and can jump. Univoltine. While the larvae of Euphranta connexa feed upon the seeds, live the larvae of C. asclepiadis on the wall of the pod (Solbreck 2000a; Widenfalk ao, 2002a).

references

Barnes (1948a), Buhr (1964b), Bruun, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Houard (1909a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Solbreck (2000a), Widenfalk, Gyllenstrand, Sylvén & Solbreck (2002a).

mod 7.xii.2018