Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Oenanthe

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantPentatomidaeEysarcoris ventralis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeEucarta amethystina
leafvagrantCicadellidaeAsianidia albula
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina rufoaenea
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePrasocuris phellandrii
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera arundinis
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera conmaculata
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix yeatiana
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix ciliella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix vendettella
stemborerElachistidaeDepressaria ultimella
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus paraplecticus
stemborerAgromyzidaeNapomyza carotae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeKiefferia pericarpiicola
flowergallCecidomyiidaeLasioptera carophila
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe heraclei
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara nivea
leafleaf spotEntylomatalesEntyloma helosciadii
leafgallTaphrinalesProtomyces macrosporus
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza chaerophylli
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza oenanthica
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza phellandrii
leafminerDepressariidaeDepressaria daucella
leafminerEpermeniidaeEpermenia chaerophyllella
leafminerTephritidaeEuleia heraclei
leafpustuleBlastocladialesPhysoderma vagans
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesUromyces lineolatus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaePemphigus protospirae
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis spiraecola
stemgallCurculionidaeLixus iridis
root collargallAgromyzidaeNapomyza annulipes
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeCavariella aegopodii


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.iv.2022