Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Capparimyia savastani

Capparimyia savastani (Martelli, 1911)

caper fly

on Capparis


5-8 larvae develop in the swollen flower buds.

host plants

Capparaceae, monophagous

Capparis orientalis, spinosa.

distribution within Europe

Recent new arrival in the Mediterranean area.


Ebejer (2015a), Infantino, Tomassoli, Peri & Colazza (2007a), Mazzon & Martinez-SaƱudo (2014a), Miranda, Terrassa & Miquel (2008a), Moussa & Yammouni (2014a), Papachristos, Milonas & Papasotirioy (2009a).

Last modified 1.ii.2022