Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gephyraulus zewaili

Gephyraulus zewaili Elsayed & Tokuda, 2017

on Cakile


The flower buds are enlarged, ultimately drying. Inside 2-3 pale yellow, ± 2.5 mm long larvae that upon maturity escape through an opening in the gall wall and pupate in the soil. Multivoltine, hibernation probably in the soil.


Brassicaceae, monophagous

Cakile maritima.

distribution within Europe

Described from Egypt, but may possibly occur as well on the northern coast of the Mediterranean.


Elsayed, Karam & Tokuda (2017a).

Last modified 19.i.2018