common reed

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Rhopalosiphum padi
leaf vagrant doubtful Aphididae Melanaphis donacis
leaf vagrant Aphididae Takecallis arundicolens
fruit gall Hypocreales Claviceps purpurea
flower borer Cecidomyiidae Stenodiplosis phragmicola
flower gall Tilletiales Neovossia moliniae
leaf bud gall Chloropidae Lipara lucens
leaf bud gall Chloropidae Lipara pullitarsis
leaf bud gall Chloropidae Lipara rufitarsis
leaf bud gall Chloropidae Lipara similis
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphaceae Blumeria graminis
leaf leaf spot incertae sedis Deightoniella arundinacea
leaf leaf spot incertae sedis Deightoniella roumeguerei
leaf gall Peronosporales Sclerophthora macrospora
leaf gall Tarsonemidae Steneotarsonemus phragmitidis
leaf miner doubtful Agromyzidae Agromyza albipennis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza baetica
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza graminicola
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza hendeli
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza phragmitidis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza spenceri
leaf miner doubtful Agromyzidae Cerodontha denticornis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha incisa
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha phragmitidis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha phragmitophila
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha pygmaea
leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix coryphaea
leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix lienigiella
leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix orichalcea
leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix scribaiella
leaf miner Crambidae Donacaula forficella
leaf miner doubtful Dolichopodidae Thrypticus bellus
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista maculicerusella
leaf miner Ephydridae Hydrellia griseola
leaf pustule Cantharellales Ceratorhiza rhizodes
leaf pustule Capnodiales Scirrhia rimosa
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia magnusiana
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia alnetorum
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia coronata
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia isiacae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia phragmitis
leaf pustule telia doubtful Pucciniales Puccinia tepperi
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Hyalopterus amygdali
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Hyalopterus persikonus
leaf vagrant summer generation main Aphididae Hyalopterus pruni
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Giraudiella inclusa
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Lasioptera arundinis
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Lasioptera flexuosa
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Lasioptera hungarica
stem gall doubtful Chloropidae Eurina lurida
stem inquiline Cecidomyiidae Asynapta phragmitis
stem pustule Ustilaginales Ustilago grandis
stem unknown Apiosporaceae Arthrinium phragmites
root gall Meloidogynidae Meloidogyne naasi
unknown unknown doubtful Eurytomidae Tetramesa phragmitis
predator Cecidomyiidae Lestodiplosis gracilis
predator Cecidomyiidae Lestodiplosis inclusae
predator Cecidomyiidae Lestodiplosis tarsonemi
predator Scathophaghidae Cleigastra apicalis
inquiline Anthomyiidae Anthomyza collini
inquiline Chloropidae Calamoncosis minima
inquiline Chloropidae Cryptonevra diadema
inquiline Chloropidae Cryptonevra flavitarsis
inquiline Chloropidae Cryptonevra nigritarsis
inquiline Chloropidae Incertella zuercheri
inquiline incertae sedis Radulidium subulatum
leaf vagrant Aphididae Sipha maydis
stem gall Eurytomidae Tetramesa phragmitis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Metopolophium dirhodum
leaf vagrant Aphididae Rhopalosiphum maidis
flower vagrant Aphididae Melanaphis elizabethae


the part of the plant that most conspicuously is hit by the parasite

all buds: both flower buds and leaf buds
flower: also inflorescence
leaf: also needle, phyllodium, petiole
leaf bud: also unfolding young leaf
fruit: also seed
root: also root stock, runners
root collar: also the lowest part of the stem
stem: also culm, the lower part of the peduncle, in grasses also leaf sheath
systemic: the entire above-ground plant.


borer: larva living internally, almost no outwards signs
down: 0.5-2 mm high fungal down
film: very thin cover of fungal tussue
gall: swelling and/or malformation
grazer: feeding at the outside of the plant
leaf spot discoloured, often ± necrotic, generally not galled, sign of a fungus infection
miner-borer: larve initially makes a mine, lives as a borer later
pustule: plug of fungal tissue, generally brown-black and < 2 mm
stripe: longitudinal line of fungal tissue in a grass leaf
vagrant: (aphids, mites) living freely on the plant, at higher densitiy causing malformations.


The host plant spectre of a parasite is rarely known exhaustively; this applies in particular at the species level. It is advisable therefore to check at least also the list of all parasites of this genus.


mod 6.ii.2018