Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Platanus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Prinobius myardi
systemic vagrant Tenuipalpidae Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Bryobia lagodechiana
leaf scale Diaspididae Aspidiotus nerii
stem scale Diaspididae Comstockaspis perniciosa
scale Diaspididae Melanaspis inopinata
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Eotetranychus populi
leaf scale Pseudococcidae Heliococcus bohemicus
scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus pyri
stem scale Diaspididae Pseudaulacaspis pentagona
leaf scale Pseudococcidae Pseudococcus comstocki
unknown scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus kaussarii
unknown scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus marani
unknown scale Diaspididae Lepidosaphes granati
stem scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus osborni
stem kanker Ceratocystidaceae Ceratocystis fimbriata
stem gall Neoectria ditissima
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Sphaerella circumdans
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Pseudocercospora platanigena
leaf leaf spot Gnomoniaceae Discula umbrinella
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta platani
stem kanker Xylariaceae Biscogniauxia mediterranea
root film Xylariaceae Dematophora necatrix
stem borer Cossidae Zeuzera pyrina
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Halyomorpha halys
stem predator Anthocoridae Xylocoridea brevipennis
predator Anthocoridae Brachysteles parvicornis
predator Anthocoridae Dufouriellus ater
leaf vagrant Miridae Acrorrhinium conspersum
leaf vagrant Miridae Closterotomus putoni
leaf vagrant Miridae Phytocoris longipennis
fruit vagrant Pyrrhocoridae Pyrrhocoris apterus
leaf vagrant Miridae Phytocoris irroratus
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Mustha longispinis
fruit vagrant rarely Lygaeidae Arocatus melanocephalus
leaf predator Pentatomidae Acrosternum heegeri
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Apodiphus amygdali
flower vagrant rarely Lygaeidae Arocatus roeselii
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Rhaphigaster nebulosa
leaf vagrant Acanthosomatidae Elasmucha antennata
leaf vagrant Tingidae Stephanitis pyri
flower vagrant Lygaeidae Belonochilus numenius
leaf vagrant Miridae Orthopidea platani
fruit vagrant Lygaeidae Arocatus longiceps
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Mustha spinosula
stem scale Pseudococcidae Phenacoccus aceris
leaf vagrant Erebidae Hyphantria cunea
stem borer Cerambycidae Pedostrangalia raggii
stem scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus uvae
stem borer rarely Cerambycidae Cerambyx cerdo
stem borer Cerambycidae Parmena balteus
stem scale Coccidae Ceroplastes rusci
stem borer rarely Cerambycidae Cerambyx welensii
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Lithophane ledereri
leaf vagrant Erebidae Calliteara pudibunda
leaf vagrant Notodontidae Stauropus fagi
leaf vagrant Notodontidae Phalera bucephaloides
leaf vagrant Geometridae Biston betularia
leaf hidden Tortricidae Archips xylosteana
stem borer doubtful Buprestidae Anthaxia midas
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Edwardsiana tshinari
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Edwardsiana platanicola
stem borer Curculionidae Xyleborus dispar
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Tetranychus urticae
leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips fuscipennis
stem borer Xiphydryiidae Xiphydria prolongata
stem scale Eriococcidae Acanthococcus aceris
stem scale Diaspididae Targionia vitis
stem scale Diaspididae Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis
leaf vagrant Tenuipalpidae Cenopalpus platani
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Cecidophyes avaricus
leaf vagrant Diptilomiopidae Rhyncaphytoptus platani
leaf vagrant Tingidae Corythucha ciliata
stem scale Coccidae Parthenolecanium corni
stem scale Diaspididae Lepidosaphes ulmi
stem borer Sesiidae Synanthedon codeti
leaf scale Coccidae Pulvinaria hydrangeae
stem scale Coccidae Pulvinaria regalis
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe platani
leaf leaf spot Diaporthales Apiognomonia veneta
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculops platani
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter platani
leaf miner Nepticulidae Acalyptris platani
leaf vagrant Diptilomiopidae Rhinophytoptus platani
stem gall Santalaceae Viscum album
inquiline Eriophyidae Eriophyes platani
stem scale Coccidae Eulecanium tiliae


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.


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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.


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