Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia florum

Contarinia florum Rübsaamen, 1917

on Asparagaceae


The flower buds are swollen and remain closed; the perianth is thickened and remains green. In the gall several larva, white when young, eventually orange. Univoltine, pupation in the soil.


Asparagaceae, oligophagous

Aspargus officinalis; Convallaria majalis; Polygonatum multiflorum.


Barnes (1946a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 1999a, 2021a: 42), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 11.ix.2021