Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agrilus ribesi

Agrilus ribesi Schaefer, 1946

on Ribes


The larvae makes a spiralled, 18-28 cm long gallery under the bark. The final section runs in the pith; here pupation takes place. The emering beetle makes a D-shaped opening in the bark.

host plants

Grossulariaceae, monophagous

Ribes alpinum, aureum, nigrum, rubrum, uva-crispa.


Univoltine; hibernation as full-grown larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2021).


Bregant, Fritz & Walluschek-Wallfeld (1999a), Jendek, Grebennikov & Bocak (2015a), Panin, Săvulecu & Ruicănescu (2015a), Zabransky (1991a).

Last modified 27.ii.2021