Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia hypochoeridis

Contarinia hypochoeridis (Rübsaamen, 1891)

on Crepis, Hypochaeris

Contarinia hypochoeridis: larve in flower head of Crepis biennis

Crepis biennis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Étang de Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle


The larvae free in the capitulum. De achenes are suppressed, sometimes only partly, giving the flowerhead a slanted aspect. Larvae gregarious, shining pale yellow, jumping. Bivoltine, pupation in the soil.


Asteraceae,narrowly oligophagous

Crepis biennis; Hypochaeris glabra, maculata, radicata; Leontodon crispus.


Contarinia hypochoeridis: larvaContarinia hypochoeridis: spatula

hind end of larva and spatula (from Rübsaamen, 1891a)

Contarinia hypochoeridis: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Diplosis, Stictodiplosis, hypochoeridis.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Nijveldt (1973a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1891a,c, 1910e), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 26.vii.2018