Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia polygonati

Contarinia polygonati Rübsaamen, 1921

on Convallaria, Polygonatum

Contarinia polygonati: galled flowers of Polygonatum multiflorum

Polygonatum multiflorum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Pesche © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Contarinia polygonati: larvae

opened flower with larvae


The flower buds are galled and do not open. Inside several milk white jumping larvae. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Asparagaceae, oligophagous

Convallaria majalis; Polygonatum multiflorum, odoratum.


Bruun (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1921a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2021a: 193), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 30.ix.2021