Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella prunetorum parasite

Stigmella prunetorum (Stainton, 1855) scarce sloe pigmy on Prunus Prunus cerasifera, Hungary, Budapest, 10.x.2017 © László Érsek other image yet another lighted from behind Prunus spinosa, Belgium, prov. Liège, Fallais © Jean-Yves Baugnée another specimen old mines can become detached from the leaf Prunus spinosa, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Resteigne © Jean-Yves Baugnée Prunus spinosa, Hulshorst, […]

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 brigantina host plant species

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes prunianus leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella prunetorum leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae

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 cerasus host plant species

dwarf cherry synonym: Cerasus vulgaris; Prunus acida, vulgaris organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae stem borer Buprestidae Lamprodila balcanica leaf vagrant Thripidae Sericothrips staphylinus stem borer larva Cerambycidae Tetrops praeustus dead wood borer Cerambycidae Leiopus femoratus dead wood borer Cerambycidae Isotomus speciosus stem borer Cerambycidae Cerambyx scopolii dead […]

Prunus cocomilia host plant species

synonym: Prunus cocomillo, pseudoarmeniaca, ursina organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Ceroplastes rusci dead wood borer Cerambycidae Leiopus syriacus leaf vagrant Notodontidae Stauropus fagi leaf vagrant Geometridae Biston betularia leaf vagrant Geometridae Opisthograptis luteolata leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia pruniperda leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia mahalebella leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella prunetorum […]

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 fruticosa host plant species

synonym: Cerasus fruticosa; Prunus chamaecerasus organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite dead wood borer Cerambycidae Mesosa nebulosa leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Polydrusus inustus flower gall Curculionidae Anthonomus humeralis leaf vagrant spring generation Aphididae Hyalopterus pruni leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Brachycaudus cardui leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura tortrix leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia pruniperda […]

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 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 introduction

Shape corridor mines When a larve eats onty the leaf tissue right in front of its head the result is a narrow tunnel. In extreme caes, when the larva makes no lateral head movements, the tunnel remains just wide enough to accomodate the growing larva. Mines that remain that narrow are uncommon; examples are the […]

August, 2018 news

new miner for the Benelux Phyllocnistis valentinensis new pictures Aceria ononidis, tenella; Aecidium clematidis; Andricus infectorius; Anthonomus pedicularius; Cacopsylla ulmi; Cenopalpus spinosus; Cladosporium uredinicola; Colopha compressa; Cydia servillana; Diplocarpon rosae; Diplolepis mayri; Ditula angustiorana; Euura virilis; Gelechia senticetella; Golovinomyces monardae; Liriomyza eupatorii; Lyonetia clerkella; Melanopsichium pennsylvanicum; Obolodiplosis robiniae; Ophiomyia aquilegiana; Pegomya steini; Peronospora stigmaticola; Phytomyza […]