Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gephyraulus capsellae

Gephyraulus capsellae Skuhravá, 2011

on Capsella


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

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Capsella bursa-pastoris.


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


Skuhravá (2011a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 62).

Last modified 15.ix.2021