Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Caltha

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerNoctuidaeGortyna flavago
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXylena vetusta
leafvagrantErebidaeCallimorpha dominula
unknownunknownChrysomelidaeSclerophaedon carpathicus
rootborerCurculionidaeLeiosoma deflexum
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris marginella
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris fairmairei
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris glabra
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris hannoveriana
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris phellandrii
leafhiddenTortricidaeCelypha lacunana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAphelia paleana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
unknownborerSyrphidaeCheilosia frontalis
unknownunknownAgromyzidaePhytomyza nigritella
fruitgallPsyllidaeAphalara calthae
leafborerBlastocladialesPhysoderma calthae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var aquilegiae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var ranunculi
leafleaf spotBlastocladialesPhysoderma bohemicum
leafleaf spotHelotialesPseudopeziza calthae
leafleaf spotTaphrinalesProtomyces hispanicus
leafgallAphididaeRhopalosiphoninus calthae
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza calthae
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza calthivora
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza calthophila
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza soenderupi
leafminerPsychidaeApterona paludella
leafminerSciaridaePhytosciara macrotricha
leafpustuleBlastocladialesPhysoderma vagans
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia calthae
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia calthicola
root collarvagrantsummer generationAphididaeThecabius affinis
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ascalonicus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis nasturtii


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 13.ix.2021