Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Aconitum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerTortricidaeEndothenia hebesana
leafvagrantAphididaeDelphiniobium carpaticae
leafvagrantAphididaeDelphiniobium lycoctoni
stemvagrantAphididaeDelphiniobium junackianum
flowerhiddenThripidaeTaeniothrips picipes
leafvagrantadultChrysomelidaeNeocrepidodera cyanescens
leafvagrantadultChrysomelidaeNeocrepidodera peirolerii
flowervagrantadultChrysomelidaeLuperus pyrenaeus
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGaleruca dahlii
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGaleruca laticollis
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo moniliata
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo olivacea
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo colon
unknownunknowndoubtfulTortricidaeAterpia corticana
stemborerCurculionidaeThamnurgus petzi
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis rurinana
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
leafgallAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumarius
unknownborerUnknown code!CurculionidaeRanunculiphilus pseudinclemens
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia aconitifloris
flowergallCurculionidaeRanunculiphilus lycoctoni
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var aquilegiae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var ranunculi
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmoverna pygmaea
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza aconitella
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza aconiti
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza aconitophila
leafpustuleaecia teliaPuccinialesUromyces lycoctoni
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia aconiti-rubrae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia actaeae-agropyri
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia actaeae-elymi
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia lycoctoni
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis irregularis
stemvagrantAphididaeBrachycaudus napelli
flowervagrantAphididaeBrachycaudus aconiti


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.iv.2021