Arge berberidis Schrank, 1802

on Berberis


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.


Arge berberidis larva

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


Benson (1961a), Buhr (1964a), Haris (2009a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a).

mod 9.xii.2019