Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Berberis vulgaris


synonym: Berberis croatica, globularis, orientalis, sanguinolenta

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotDidymellaceaeDidymella microstoma
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeSphaerulina berberidis
stemkankerNectriaceaeNectria berberidicola
stemkankerNectriaceaeThyronectria lamyi
leafleaf spotPhyllostictaceaePhyllosticta garbowskii
leafvagrantNoctuidaePolia bombycina
leafvagrantGeometridaeHydria montivaga
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAuchmis detersa
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma neustria
leafvagrantGeometridaeHypomecis punctinalis
leafvagrantGeometridaeEctropis crepuscularia
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeLasiocampa quercus
leafvagrantGeometridaeEupithecia exiguata
flowervagrantGeometridaeGymnoscelis rufifasciata
leafvagrantGeometridaePareulype berberata
leafvagrantGeometridaeRheumaptera cervinalis
fruitborerTephritidaeRhagoletis berberidis
leafvagrantArgidaeArge berberidis
leafoviposition scareggArgidaeArge berberidis
leafhiddenGelechiidaePseudotelphusa tessella
fruitborerTortricidaeLobesia botrana
fruitborerdoubtfulTortricidaePseudargyrotoza conwagana
fruitborerTephritidaeAnomoia purmunda
fruitgallTephritidaeRhagoletis meigenii
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura berberidis
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria caliberberis
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe berberidis
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia berberidis
leafgallAphididaeLiosomaphis berberidis
leafgallCecidomyiidaeContarinia spec. on Berberis
leafgallTriozidaeTrioza scottii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia brachypodii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia graminis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia poae-nemoralis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia pygmaea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia striiformis
leafvagrantEriophyidaePhyllocoptes granulatus
stemgallCecidomyiidaeLasioptera berberina
stemwitches’ broomaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia arrhenatheri


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.


Last modified 12.ix.2022