Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia baggendorfi

Contarinia baggendorfi Stelter, 1982

on Angelica


part of the inflorescence is transformed into a dense bunch with somewhat enlarged flowers. In and between the flowers live white larvae, like all Contarinia’s able to jump. Pupation in the soil, univoltine. After the larvae have left the galls, the infected part of the inflorescence turns brown and dies off.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Angelica sylvestris.


The reference by Spungis to larvae of this species in inflated fruits of Angelica sylvestris and Pimpinella saxifraga needs confirmation.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 32), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Spungis (2003a), Stelter (1982c).

Last modified 9.ix.2021