Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia salatica

Contarinia salatica Fedotova, 1996

on Lactuca

cf Contariania salatica on Lactuca serriola

Lactuca serriola, Belgium, prov. Namur, Houyet, 11.viii.2021 © Sébastien Carbonelle; identification conditional!

cf Contariania salatica on Lactuca serriola

galled flower head

cf Contariania salatica on Lactuca serriola

opened gall, with larvae

gall

Peduncles of the inflorescences shortened and swollen; capitula disfigured; inside a number of white, jumping larvae.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Lactuca ? serriola, tatarica, ? virosa.

distribution within Europe

Species described from Kazakhstan; might occur in Europe.

references

Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 10.x.2021