Contarinia nicolayi (Rübsaamen, 1895)

on Heracleum

Contarinia nicolayi: galls in Heracleum sphondylium inflorescence

Heracleum sphondylium, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Contarinia nicolayi: galls in Heracleum sphondylium inflorescence

several flower buds are disfigured and enlarged

Contarinia nicolayi: galls in Heracleum sphondylium inflorescence

the buds contained 1-3 larvae; Carina wrote that upon disturbance they rather easily left the galls; they could jump

gall

The flowers are swollen, deformed, and remain closed. Often several flowers in an umbel are galled. In a gall one or several white or pale yellow, shining, larva, that can jump. Multivoltine. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum sphondylium.

synonyms

Eudiplosis nicolayi. The spellings nikolayi and nicolyi are incorrect.

references

Béguinot (2000b, 2006c), Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg ao (2006a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1895b), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2005b, 2006a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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