Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia picridis

Contarinia picridis (Kieffer, 1894)

on Picris


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.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Picris hieracioides & subp. spinulosa.

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


Contarinia piicridis: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Stictodiplosis picridis.


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


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2021a: 184), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 29.ix.2021