Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Diptera > Cecidomyiidae > Contarinia > Contarinia nasturtii

Contarinia nasturtii

Synonyms: Contarinia gallaica; Contarinia geisenheyneri; Contarinia isatidis; Contarinia perniciosa; Contarinia pontevedrensis; Contarinia torquens; Contarinia tudensis; Diplosis ruderalis

Wikipedia Abstract

Contarinia nasturtii, the swede midge, is a small fly, the larvae of which infest brassica plants, causing twisting and distortion of the leaf stems and foliage including death of the growing point in seedlings, or damage to developing flower heads. It is native to Europe and Turkey, and has been introduced into North America where it is regarded as an invasive species.
View Wikipedia Record: Contarinia nasturtii

Prey / Diet

Arabidopsis arenosa subsp. arenosa (Sand Rock-cress)[1]
Arabidopsis cebennensis[1]
Arabis caucasica[1]
Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish)[1]
Brassica juncea (mustard greens)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[1]
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)[1]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[1]
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)[1]
Brassica souliei[1]
Bunias orientalis (Warty Cabbage)[1]
Cakile maritima (Sea Rocket)[1]
Clematis vitalba (Evergreen clematis)[1]
Coincya monensis subsp. recurvata (Star mustard)[1]
Descurainia sophia (flixweed)[1]
Diplotaxis erucoides (white wallrocket)[1]
Diplotaxis muralis (annual wall-rocket)[1]
Diplotaxis tenuifolia (perennial wall-rocket)[1]
Eruca vesicaria (rocketsalad)[1]
Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa[1]
Erysimum canescens[1]
Erysimum canum[1]
Erysimum cheiranthoides (Treacle-mustard)[1]
Erysimum crepidifolium[1]
Erysimum odoratum (smelly wallflower)[1]
Erysimum repandum (spreading wallflower)[1]
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Cress)[1]
Isatis allionii[1]
Isatis tinctoria (dyer's woad)[1]
Lepidium draba (Whitetop)[1]
Lepidium ruderale (roadside pepperweed)[1]
Lepidium sativum (Garden cress)[1]
Lepidium virginicum (Wild Pepper-Grass)[1]
Microthlaspi perfoliatum (claspleaf pennycress)[1]
Moricandia moricandioides[1]
Myagrum perfoliatum (bird's-eye cress)[1]
Nasturtium officinale (Water Cress)[1]
Peltaria alliacea (garlic cress)[1]
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish)[1]
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[1]
Rapistrum rugosum (turnipweed)[1]
Rorippa amphibia (great yellowcress)[1]
Rorippa islandica (northern marsh yellowcress)[1]
Rorippa pyrenaica[1]
Rorippa sylvestris (Creeping Yellowcress)[1]
Sinapis alba (White mustard)[1]
Sinapis arvensis (Charlock)[1]
Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumblemustard)[1]
Sisymbrium austriacum (jeweled rocket)[1]
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)[1]
Thlaspi arvense (Field Pennycress)[1]


Widespread Europe, Turkey;



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1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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