Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia capparis

Asphondylia capparis Rübsaamen, 1894

on Capparis


1 -4 Eggs are deposited in a flower blud of less than half a cm. One (rarely two or three) larva develops in the swollen, closed, flower bud. Pupation in the gall; multivoltine.

host plants

Capparaceae, monophagous

Capparis spinosa.


Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997b, 2004b, 2011a, 2021a: 62), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a).

Last modified 15.ix.2021