Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia tanaceti

Contarinia tanaceti Rübsaamen, 1921

on Tanacetum


The flower heads are weakly disfigured. Inside a number of orange-yellow larva live free among the achenes, that are severely stunted; the flowers heads themselves are hardly changed. Larvae able to jump. Univoltine or bivoltine, hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tanacetum vulgare.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Rübsaamen (1921a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 2021a: 275), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 18.x.2021