Contarinia umbellatarum Rübsaamen, 1910

on Pimpinella

Contarinia umbellatarum: galled flowes of Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Denmark © Hans Henrik Bruun

gall

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

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella major, saxifraga.

references

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

mod 5.v.2018