Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia floriperda

Contarinia floriperda Rübsaamen, 1917

on Sorbus

Contarinia floriperda: gall on Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia, Belgium, Bruxelles, Rouge-Cloître © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Contarinia floriperda: galled flower of Sorbus aucuparia

opened flower

Contarinia floriperda: larvae in Sorbus aucuparia flower

Sorbus aucuparia, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, Griesbroek © Carina Van Steenwinkel


The flower buds are slightly swollen and do not open. Larvae gregarious, yellowish white, jumping. Univoltine, pupation in the soil.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Sorbus aria, aucuparia, intermedia, torminalis.


Dasineura aucupariae.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Seidel (1957a), Skuhravá (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2009d, 2010a,b, 2021a: 269), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Wahlgren (1963b).

Last modified 7.x.2021