Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gephyraulus capsellae

Gephyraulus capsellae Skuhravá, 2011

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Capsella

gall

The flower buds are swollen up to 3 mm, and remain closed, housing 1-3 larvae. Pupation in the ground; multivoltine.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Capsella bursa-pastoris.

notes

It is surprising that the galler of such an omnipresent plant is found as late as in 2011, in Corfu.

references

Skuhravá (2011a).

06/12/2013

Last modified 28.vi.2017