Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pimpinella saxifraga


organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantGeometridaePhaiogramma etruscaria
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena minos
leafvagrantPapilionidaePapilio machaon
fruitborerEurytomidaeSystole tuonela
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix hippomarathri
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix angelicella
leafhiddenmainDepressariidaeAgonopterix capreolella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix ciliella
flowerhiddenEpermeniidaePhaulernis dentella
flowerhiddenEpermeniidaeEpermenia strictellus
flowerborerEpermeniidaeEpermenia profugella
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria pimpinellae
leafhiddendoubtfulElachistidaeDepressaria beckmanni
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria pulcherrimella
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria depressana
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus pimpinellae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeCavariella aegopodii
leafgallAphididaeSemiaphis anthrisci
stemborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza sativae
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia bohemica
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis jacetana
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeKiefferia pericarpiicola
fruitgallUrocystidalesThecaphora pimpinellae
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia umbellatarum
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDiodaulus traili
flowergallCecidomyiidaeLasioptera carophila
flowergallCecidomyiidaeMacrolabis laserpitii
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeJaapiella hedickei
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe heraclei
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara pimpinellae
leafleaf spotCapnodialesSeptoria aegopodii
leafgallAphididaeSemiaphis pimpinellae
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria peucedani
leafgallTaphrinalesProtomyces macrosporus
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza adjuncta
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza melana
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pauliloewii
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pimpinellae
leafminerEpermeniidaeEpermenia aequidentellus
leafminerEpermeniidaeEpermenia chaerophyllella
leafminerGelechiidaeSophronia humerella
leafminerTephritidaeEuleia heraclei
leafpustuleBlastocladialesPhysoderma hemisphaericum
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia bistortae
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia pimpinellae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeHyadaphis foeniculi
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAnuraphis catonii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
root collarvagrantrarelyAphididaeAphis lambersi
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis subnitida


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 8.v.2021