Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aquilegia vulgaris


synonym: Aquilegia haenkeana, nivea, sylvestris

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotPleosporaceaeMacrosporium cladosporioides
leafvagrantNoctuidaePlusidia cheiranthi
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua comes
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAntitype chi
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLamprotes c-aureum
rootborerCurculionidaeLeiosoma oblongulum
leafvagrantTenthredinidaePristiphora rufipes
leafhiddenTortricidaeOlindia schumacherana
flowerborerPterophoridaeAmblyptilia punctidactyla
flowerborerPterophoridaeAmblyptilia acanthadactyla
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora aquilegiicola
leafminerCurculionidaeOrthochaetes setiger
leafscaleAleyrodidaeAleyrodes lonicerae
leafvagrantrarelyAphididaeAphis thalictri
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia aquilegiana
fruitborerAgromyzidaePhytomyza krygeri
flowergallCecidomyiidaeMacrolabis aquilegiae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe aquilegiae var aquilegiae
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza aquilegiae
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza minuscula
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia actaeae-agropyri
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia actaeae-elymi
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia agrostidis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia scarlensis
leafpustuledoubtfulUrocystidalesUrocystis aquilegiae
leafpustuledoubtfulUrocystidalesUrocystis sorosporioides
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeLongicaudus trirhodus


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 10.ix.2022