Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Laserpitium

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeOreina speciosa
leafvagrantMegalodontesidaeMegalodontes cephalotes
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria daucivorella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix adspersella
unknownunknowndoubtfulEpermeniidaeEpermenia theimeri
stemborerTortricidaeAethes ardezana
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix angelicella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix ciliella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix heracliana
fruitborerEpermeniidaePhaulernis statariella
flowerhiddenEpermeniidaeEpermenia strictellus
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix alpigena
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix silerella
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria libanotidella
flowerhiddenCrambidaeSitochroa palealis
flowerhiddenTortricidaeEpinotia thapsiana
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria heydenii
fruitborerTortricidaePammene laserpitiana
fruitborerTortricidaePammene epanthista
leafvagrantTortricidaeAphelia viburniana
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus cylindrus
leafscaleAleyrodidaeAleyrodes lonicerae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
flowervagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum laseri
leafgalldoubtfulTriozidaeTrioza apicalis
fruitborerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza lutea
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeKiefferia pericarpiicola
flowergallCecidomyiidaeLasioptera carophila
flowergallCecidomyiidaeMacrolabis laserpitii
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe heraclei
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara laserpitii
leafgallTaphrinalesTaphridium umbelliferarum
leafgallTaphrinalesProtomyces macrosporus
leafgallTriozidaeTrioza laserpitii
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza angelicae
leafminerdoubtfulAgromyzidaePhytomyza heracleana
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza latifolii
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza zarzyckii
leafminerDepressariidaeAgonopterix rotundella
leafminerrarelyTephritidaeCryptaciura rotundiventris
leafminerTephritidaeEuleia heraclei
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesUromyces graminis
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia laserpitii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesAecidium laserpitii-sileris
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia angelicae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia kreiselii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeDysaphis laserpitii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeCavariella aegopodii
leafvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon nigripes
root collarvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAnuraphis pyrilaseri
stemvagrantsummer generationAphididaeDysaphis apiifolia


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 18.vii.2020