Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agrilus cuprescens

Agrilus cuprescens (Ménétries, 1832)

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 x damascena, rubiginosa, rugosa, spinosissima; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus.

Occurrence on Ribes, as cited by Buhr, concerns xenophagy.


Agrilus rubicola Abeille de Perrin, 1897.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Sánchez Sobrino & Tolosa Sánchez (2005a).

Last modified 30.viii.2018