Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia scrophulariae

Contarinia scrophulariae Kieffer, 1896

on Scrophularia

Contarinia scrophulariae galls

Scrophularia nodosa, Belgium, prov.Liège, Ampsin © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Contarinia scrophulariae galls

galled flowers

Contarinia scrophulariae larvae

larvae in the flower


According to the literature the larvae are lemon yellow; probably the larvae shown above are still young. Univoltine, hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Scrophularia auriculata, canina, nodosa, schousboei, umbrosa.


Stictodiplosis scrophulariae.


Torymus phillyreae.


Béguinot (2000b, 2006a, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Doğanlar (2017a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Schneider (2016a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 261), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 28.iv.2022