Arge berberidis Schrank, 1802

on Berberis

gall

the female deposits her eggs with an ovipositor in semicircle of up to sex eggs at the underside of a leaf. This results in small oviposition scars.

host plants

Berberidaceae, monophagous

Berberis thunbergii, vulgaris.

Also on species of the genus Mahonia, that presently forms a section within Berberis.

larva

Arge berberidis larva

Berberis vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, jardin Gite, 10.vi.2015 © Sébastien Carbonelle

references

Buhr (1964a), Haris (2009a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a).

mod 14.viii.2019