Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Pulsatilla

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis rogana
leafvagrantGeometridaeHorisme aquata
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEurhadinoceraea athalioides
leafminerChrysomelidaeArgopus bicolor
leafminerChrysomelidaeLongitarsus luridus
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo moniliata
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeMonophadnus alpicola
leafhiddenTortricidaeXerocnephasia rigana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAphelia ferugana
unknownunknownAgromyzidaePhytomyza oreophila
fruitborerAgromyzidaePhytomyza franzii
leafvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon malvae malvae
leafpustuleUrocystidalesUrocystis pulsatillae-albae
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium anemones
fruitborerAgromyzidaePhytomyza nigricoxa
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia simplex
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeMycodiplosis pulsatillae
flowerborerAgromyzidaePhytomyza soenderupiella
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var ranunculi
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura pulsatillae
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmoverna pygmaea
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza ignota
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pulsatillicola
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pulsatillae
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza socia
leafminerChrysomelidaeArgopus nigritarsis
leafminerTenthredinidaePseudodineura parvula
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesTranzschelia pulsatillae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesColeosporium pulsatillae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia pulsatillae
leafpustuleUrocystidalesUrocystis pulsatillae
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis montanicola
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis pulsatillicola
root collarvagrantspring generationAphididaeAphis montanicola
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia didyma


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 3.vii.2021