Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella plagicolella parasite

Stigmella plagicolella (Stainton, 1854) scrubland pigmy on Prunus Prunus cerasifera, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek two mines, upperside of the leaf at the underside they are hardly recognisable mine, vacated by a parasitoïd mine with an unusual frass pattern larva, dorsal view larva, ventral view Prunus spinosa, Bergen NH mine Egg at the leaf underside. […]

Stigmella plagicolella larva parasite

Stigmella plagicolella Prunus spinosa, Belgium, prov. Namur, Chimay (Momignies): living larva, ventral © Stéphane Claerebout Prunus spinosa, Rijckholt; dorsal ventral See Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a) for a detailed description. 12/09/2013

Frankenhuyzen A van & Freriks JM, 1972d.

Over de levenswijze van Stigmella plagicolella, een mineermot op pruim en sleedoorn. – De levende Natuur 75: 158-159.

genus Prunus host plant genus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf gall Aphididae Tuberocephalus tianmushanensis leaf vagrant Psyllidae Spanioneura turkiana unknown scale Coccidae Eulecanium rugulosum unknown scale Diaspididae Chlidaspis asiatica stem scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus osborni leaf vagrant Psyllidae Spanioneura pechai stem scale Coccidae Physokermes hemicryphus stem borer Cerambycidae Osphranteria coerulescens dead wood borer Cerambycidae Ropalopus lederi unknown […]

Prunus armeniaca host plant species

apricot synonym: Armeniaca vulgaris organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite unknown scale Actinomycetales Rhodococcus turanicus leaf scale Coccidae Ceroplastes floridensis stem scale Coccidae Ceroplastes rusci stem scale Coccidae Pulvinaria vitis stem scale Coccidae Eulecanium tiliae leaf vagrant Pamphilidae Neurotoma fausta stem borer Buprestidae Anthaxia olympica dead wood borer Cerambycidae Ropalopus macropus dead wood […]

Prunus avium host plant species

wild cherry synonym: Cerasus avium, juiana organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae stem borer Lamprodrila balcanica leaf down Erysiphaceae Podosphaera pruni-avium flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa leaf vagrant Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips phyllophilus leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips fuscipennis flower hidden Thripidae Thrips pillichi leaf predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips melaleucus flower predator […]

Prunus cerasifera host plant species

cherry plum synonym: Padus racemosa (Lam.) CK Schneid; Prunus cerasifera subsp. pissardii, divaricata, myrobalana, pissardii organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Monolepta anatolica leaf down Erysiphaceae Podosphaera ampla dead wood borer Cerambycidae Xylotrechus arvicola stem scale Diaspididae Comstockaspis perniciosa unknown scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus prunorum unknown […]

Prunus domestica host plant species

wild plum synonym: Prunus communis Huds., nom. illeg. organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite unknown scale Diaspididae Chlidaspis asiatica stem scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus osborni stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae leaf vagrant Psyllidae Spanioneura pechai leaf vagrant adult Cercopidae Cercopis intermedia leaf vagrant adult Chrysomelidae Labidostomis lusitanica leaf down Erysiphaceae Podosphaera ampla leaf vagrant […]

Prunus domestica subsp. insititia host plant species

synonym: Prunus domestica subsp. italica, insititia, italica organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem borer Cerambycidae Cerambyx miles stem scale Diaspididae Comstockaspis perniciosa leaf vagrant Noctuidae Conistra rubiginea leaf vagrant Noctuidae Allophyes oxyacanthae leaf vagrant Noctuidae Acronicta rumicis leaf vagrant Noctuidae Acronicta psi leaf vagrant Erebidae Orgyia antiqua leaf vagrant Erebidae Calliteara pudibunda […]

Prunus mahaleb host plant species

st lucie cherry synonym: Cerasus, Padellus, mahaleb organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite flower hidden Thripidae Neohydatothrips gracilicornis stem borer Buprestidae Anthaxia cichorii stem borer Buprestidae Anthaxia olympica stem borer Buprestidae Anthaxia suzannae leaf vagrant Drepanidae Cilix asiatica leaf borer Noctuidae Agrochola blidaensis scale Diaspididae Melanaspis inopinata stem scale Diaspididae Lepidosaphes malicola stem […]

Prunus mume host plant species

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf miner Lyonetiidae Lyonetia clerkella leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella plagicolella

Prunus spinosa host plant species

blackthorn organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae stem scale Coccidae Physokermes hemicryphus leaf down Erysiphaceae Podosphaera ampla flower hidden Thripidae Neohydatothrips gracilicornis leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Phyllobius roboretanus stem borer Agromyzidae Phytobia cerasiferae leaf vagrant Thripidae Sericothrips staphylinus flower gall Curculionidae Anthonomus humeralis leaf vagrant Thripidae Dendrothrips degeeri […]

Prunus subcordata host plant species

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella plagicolella

Prunus triloba host plant species

synonym: Amygdalus triloba organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf hidden Tortricidae Adoxophyes orana leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura tortrix leaf miner Lyonetiidae Lyonetia clerkella leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella plagicolella leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella prunetorum leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi

Prunus host plants

Prunus cherry incl. Amygdalus, Armeniaca, Cerasus, Padus, Persica. (For a dichotomous table for galls on Prunus by Hans Roskam click here) Dichotomous table for leafminers 1a mine in fallen leaves: Neocoenorrhinus pauxillus 1b mine with an excision => 2 1c tentiform mine => 3 1d blotch without preceding corridor => 11 1e corridor from start […]

Shape: blotch mines introduction

Shape: blotch mines blotch mines When a larva has the opportunity to eat away the leaf tissue in all directions, the result is a more or less circular bladder, a blotch mine. However, a blotch may also result when the loops of a corridor mine are so strongly convoluted that the walls separating them are […]

October, 2017 news

“new” gall on rosemary Pseudomonas syringae ? new gall for the Benelux Rhopalomyia palaearum new mine for the Benelux Stigmella nivenburgensis (numerous localities!) new edition gall field guide Roelof Jan Koops: “Veldgids Plantengallen” unknown Mayetiola on Milium effusum new host plant Phyllonorycter comparella: Populus x canadensis (This made it necessary to rewrite the Phyllonorycter section […]