Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia umbellatarum

Contarinia umbellatarum Rübsaamen, 1910

on Pimpinella

Contarinia umbellatarum: galled flowes of Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Denmark © Hans Henrik Bruun


the flowers are inflated and remain closed; inside dark-orange larvae that can jump. Pupation in the soil. Possibly this species is an inquiline of Diadaulus traili


Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella major, saxifraga.


Bruun (2015a), Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Buhr (1965a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rübsaamen (1910e), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 185), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 29.ix.2021