Contarinia picridis (Kieffer, 1894)

on Picris

gall

The leaves are deformed and creased, and long-hairy. In the folds yellowish larvae that can jump. Pupation in the soil or in the gall.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Picris hieracioides & subp. spinulosa.

A record on Helminthotheca echioides by Tomasi (2014a) needs further confirmation.

larva

Contarinia piicridis: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Stictodiplosis picridis.

notes

the galls resemble those of Jaapiella picridis, and sometimes larvae of both species co-occur in the same gall.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 27.vii.2018