Contarinia vincetoxici Kieffer, 1909

on Vincetoxicum

Contarinia vincetoxici: galled flower bud of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Furfooz, Parc National de Furfooz © Stéphane Claerebout

Contarinia vincetoxici: galled flower bud of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

galled bud, next to a normally openend glower

Contarinia vincetoxici: larvae in the gall

opened gall with larvae

Contarinia vincetoxici: larva

larva

gall

The flower buds are weakly swollen and disfigured. Larvae yellowish white, jumping. Pupation in the soil; univoltine. The spatula lobes are obtuse, about as long as wide, separated by a triangular incision.

host plants

Apocynaceae, monophagous

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria.

references

Barnes (1948a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Widenfalk, Gyllenstrand, Sylvén & Solbreck (2002a).

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