Contarinia sambuci (Kaltenbach, 1873)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Sambucus


Larvae in the closed and somewhat enlarged flower buds. The larvae are gregarious, off-yellow; they can jump. Univoltine, hibernation in the soil.


Adoxaceae, monophagous

Sambucus ebulus, nigra.


For a long time it was assumed that sambuci and C. lonicerearum were synonyms. This has been refuted by Skuhravá (2009a). The incorrect citation of Viburnum lantana as a hostplant by Béguinot must stem from this confusion.


Béguinot (2006b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Flügel (2016a), Gagné (2010a), Koops (2013a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).


mod 17.vii.2017