Contarinia rumicis (H Loew, 1850)

on Rumex

Contarinia rumicis: galls on Rumex conglomeratus

Rumec conglomeratus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin; © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia rumicis: galls on Rumex conglomeratus

galled flowers

Contarinia rumicis: galls on Rumex conglomeratus

opened flower

Contarinia rumicis: galls on Rumex conglomeratus

also the bracts may be galled

gall

One to three larvae live between the inner petals and the developing achene; the warts on the inner petals are enlarged and brightly coloured. The achene becomes malformed. The mature larve is lemon yellow. Multivoltine, pupation in the gall or in the soil.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosella, conglomeratus, crispus, maritimus, obtusifolius, palustris, pulcher & subsp. woodsii, sanguineus.

inquilines

Lamprodiplosis rhopalothrix.

references

Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Harris (2003a), Houard (1908a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1910d), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tavares (1905a).

mod 23.viii.2019