Josephiella microcarpae Beardsley & Rasplus, 2001
Ficus microcarpa, Canary Islands, la Gomera, 14.ii.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle
transverse section, with larvae
Ficus spec. [microcarpa?], Morocco, Casablanca, 26.x.2020 © Jean-Philippe Joseph-Edouard
same leaf, underside
galls, strongly lighted from behind; each gall seems to harbour several gall chambers
irregular, hairless swelling of the leaf, about equally protruding at both faces, ± a cm in diameter, often several together. Bivoltine, pupation in the gall; the imago leaves the gall through an under surface opening. Probably fully parthenogenetic.
Moraceae, narrowly monophagous
Beardsley & Rasplus (2001a), Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a).