Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia crispans

Contarinia crispans Kieffer, 1909

on Valeriana


The leaf segments are crumpled, locally thickened or excessively hairy, infolded upwards. Larvae gregarious, white, jumping. Univoltine; hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valeriana excelsa subsp. sambucifolia, montana, officinalis, tripteris.


Béguinot (2006b, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2010a, 2012a, 2021a: 295), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a, 2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 10.x.2021