Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Purpuricenus interscapillatus

Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937

on broadleaved trees


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


Crataegus; Prunus; Quercus coccifera, ithaburensis; Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca.

distribution within Europe

Cyprus, Turkey.


Rapuzzi & Sama (2013a), Sama, Buse, Orbach, ao (2010a).

Last modified 10.ix.2021