Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schistonchus caprifici

Schistonchus caprifici (Gasparrini, 1864)

on Ficus


Inquiline of Blastophaga psenes and Philotrypesis caricae. Via the larva of the wasp the nematode arrives in the hemocoel of the female wasp and infects a new host plant when she deposits her eggs.

host plants

Moraceae, narrowly monophagous

Ficus carica.


Vovlas & Larizzza (1996a).

Last modified 2.xii.2018