Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Purpuricenus graecus

Purpuricenus graecus Sláma, 1993

on Quercus


The young larva tunnels a circular gallery under the bark of a thin, live branch. The larva then lives and pupates in the distal, died, part of the branch.

host plants

Fagaceae, ? monophagous

Quercus coccifera.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Rapuzzi & Sama (2013a).

Last modified 10.ix.2021