Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agrilus cuprescens

Agrilus cuprescens (Ménétries, 1832)

rose stem girdler

on Rosa, Rubus


the solitary, apodous larva makes an up to 14 cm long, spiralling, gallery in a stem. The stems locally swells, and the course of the gallery is visible in a discolouration of the bark. The shoot above the gall wilts. Pupation in thr gallery.


Rosaceae, oligophagous

Rosa canina, x damascena, marginata, multiflora, pendulina, rubiginosa, rugosa, setigera, spinosissima; Rubus caesius, fruticosus, idaeus.

Occurrence on Ribes, as cited by Buhr, in incorrect.


see Bilý.


Agrilus aurichalceus Redtenbacher, 1849; A. rubicola Abeille de Perrin, 1897.


Arnáiz Ruiz & Bercedo Páramo (2005b), Bilý (1999a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fiala (2017a), Houard (1908a), Jendek, Grebennikov & Bocak (2015a), Murria Beltrán & Murria Beltrán (2005a), Panin, Săvulecu & Ruicănescu (2015a), Sakalian (2003a), Sánchez Sobrino & Tolosa Sánchez (2005a), Škorpík, Křivan & Kraus (2011a), Verdugo (2005a), Verdugo Páez (2000a, 2002a).

Last modified 8.iv.2021