Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia tanaceti

Contarinia tanaceti Rübsaamen, 1921

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Tanacetum

gall

The flowerheads are weakly disfigured. Inside a number of orange-yellow larve live free among the achenes, that are severely stunted. Larvae able to jump. Univoltine or bivoltine, hibernation in the soil.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tanacetum vulgare.

references

Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

26/08/2015

Last modified 28.vi.2017