Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

gallers on Capparis

(For a dichotomous table for galls on Capparis by Hans Roskam click here)

1a Malformation of flowers or fruits => 2

1b Hard, nut-like swelling on twig, with irregular gall chamber. C. aegyptica: Unidentified lepidopteran

2a Flower swollen, disfigured, unopened. C. spinosa: Asphondylia capparis

2b Similar malformation caused by tephritid maggot. C. orientalis, spinosa: Capparimyia savastani

2c Slightly swollen fruit caused by gregarious gall midge larvae. Gall recognisable by exuviae of gall midge. C. spinosa: Unidentified gall midge

Last modified 26.vi.2020