Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Neaylax verbenaca

Neaylax verbenaca (Nieves-Aldrey, 1988)

on Salvia


One, rarely more, of the four partial fruits is changed into an unilocular, shining globule with an apical nipple-shaped appendage. The other partial fruits are aborted; the calyce is weakly inflated. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the gall.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia officinalis, pratensis, verbenaca.


Neaylax verbenacus.

parasitoids, predators

Eurytoma infracta; Ormyrus wachtli.


the larva is described by Gómez Sanchez (2008a).


Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Gayubo & Nieves-Aldrey (2017a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Hellrigl (2009a), Nieves-Aldrey (1994a, 2001a, 2002a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a).

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