Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arge ochropus

Arge ochropus (Gmelin, 1790)

rose sawfly

on Rosa

Arge ochropus on Rosa spec.

Rosa spec., UK, Norfolk, Downham Market. 15.vii.2022 © Rob Edmunds


eggs are deposited in a single length row on a young shoot. As the shoot becomes older and thicker, an elliptic scar remains. The larvae live freely on the leaves, feeding at the edges.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rosa canina, centifolia, x damascena, gallica, majalis, rubiginosa, spinosissima.


Arge ochropa; Arge rosae auct.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Benson (1961a), Bolu, Aslan & Maral (2021a), Buhr (1965a), Chevin (1972a), Gyurkovics & Haris (2012a), Haris (2009a), Hoop (1983a), Liston & Späth (2008a), Macek (2012c), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Pschorn-Walcher & Taeger (1995), Savina & Chevin (2012a), Schwarz (2004a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 17.vii.2022