Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia pilosellae

Contarinia pilosellae Kieffer, 1896

on Hieracium, Pilosella, Tolpis


The flower heads are swollen and remain closed. Inside the larvae live free among the florets; they are lemon yellow, gregarious, jumping. Univoltine or bivoltine; hibernation in the soil.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Hieracium lachenalii, prenanthoides, umbellatum; Pilosella caespitosa, flagellaris, officinarum; Tolpis staticifolia.


Contarinia pilosellae: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Stictodiplosis pilosellae.


Béguinot (2006b, 2007b, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2009a, 2010a, 2021a: 130), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 23.ix.2021