Contarinia baggendorfi Stelter, 1982

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Angelica

gall

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.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Angelica sylvestris.

notes

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

references

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

24/08/2015

mod 13.vii.2017