Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia chrysanthemi

Contarinia chrysanthemi (Kieffer, 1895)

on Chrysanthemum, Leucanthemum


The yellowish larve live between the achenes; they can jump. The flower heads are not well developed, somewhat swollen, and do not open. One or two generations; hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum maximum, vulgare.


Lestodiplosis chrysanthemi.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 78, 153), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 26.ix.2021