Contarinia SPP. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) From Shoots of Slash Pine (Pinus Elliottii Engelm.) with the Description of a New Species Injurious to Needles

  • Raymond J. Gagne
  • Gregory M. Beavers


A new species, Contarinia acuta Gagne (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), which damages developing needles of slash pine, Pinus elliottii Engelm., in Florida, is described. It is distinguished from other North American species of Contarinia infesting pine, and diagnostic illustrations are provided for the larvae of the new species and those of 3 other, unnamed species of Contarinia associated with needles of slash pine.
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