Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia lini

Contarinia lini Simova & Skuhravá, 2007

on Linum


In the lightly swollen, closed flower buds live several yellow larvae. They pupate in the soil; vacated buds soon are dropped.

host plants

Linaceae, narrowly monophagous

Linum austriacum.


Gagné (2010a), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Smiljanić (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 155).

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