Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia pilosellae

Contarinia pilosellae Kieffer, 1896

on Hieracium, Pilosella, Tolpis

gall

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.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

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

larva

Contarinia pilosellae: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Stictodiplosis pilosellae.

references

Béguinot (2006b, 2007b, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2009a, 2010a), 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 27.vii.2018