Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arge berberidis

Arge berberidis Schrank, 1802

on Berberis, Mahonia


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. The larvae live freely on the leaves.

host plants

Berberidaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Berberis sieboldii, thunbergii, vulgaris; Mahonia aquifolium.


Arge berberidis larva

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


Benson (1961a), Buhr (1964a), Gyurkovics & Haris (2012a), Haris (2009a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schwarz (2004a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 24.iv.2020