Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia heraclei

Contarinia heraclei (Rübsaamen, 1889)

on Heracleum


Yellowish bulges, up to 6 mm across, at the upper side of a leaf; at the corresponding underside a white larva, that can jump. Often several galls together, then coalescing to elongated pleats, especially along the veins.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum sphondylium.


Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg, Reznik, Nielsen, Ravn & Nentwig (2006a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2005b, 2010a, 2021a: 127), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 23.ix.2021