Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthriscus sylvestris

cow parsley, wild chervil, keck

synonym: Anthriscus alpinus, silvestris; Chaerophyllum sylvestre

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafscaleAleyrodidaeAleyrodes lonicerae
stemborerCerambycidaePhytoecia cylindrica
stemborerCerambycidaeAgapanthia villosoviridescens
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHyppa rectilinea
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAutographa bractea
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ornatus
leafvagrantErebidaeArctia caja
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma castrensis
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia virgaureata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia tripunctaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeOdezia atrata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia selinata
leafvagrantChrysomelidaePhaedon tumidulus
rootborerSyrphidaeCheilosia pagana
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeOreina bifrons
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeOreina alpestris
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina oricalcia
flowerhiddenThripidaeThrips vulgatissimus
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria albipunctella
leafhiddenTortricidaeCelypha lacunana
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix orophilella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix curvipunctosa
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix ciliella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix heracliana
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix irrorata
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria radiella
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria chaerophylli
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria sordidatella
rootborerlarvaCurculionidaeCalosirus apicalis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeHyadaphis foeniculi
stemborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza chaerophylli
stemborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza nigrissima
stemminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza glabra
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
systemicgallEriophyidaeEpitrimerus anthrisci
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeKiefferia pericarpiicola
flowergallCecidomyiidaeLasioptera carophila
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe heraclei
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara chaerophylli
leafgallAphididaeSemiaphis anthrisci
leafgallTaphrinalesProtomyces macrosporus
leafgalldoubtfulTriozidaeTrioza apicalis
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza chaerophylli
leafminerDepressariidaeAgonopterix purpurea
leafminerEpermeniidaeEpermenia chaerophyllella
leafminerTephritidaeEuleia heraclei
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia chaerophylli
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia dolomitica
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia svendsenii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeDysaphis anthrisci
leafvagrantTriozidaeTrioza anthrisci
stemborerAgromyzidaeNapomyza carotae
stemborerAgromyzidaeNapomyza lateralis
stemgallmainCurculionidaeLixus iridis
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeDysaphis crataegi crataegi
root collarvagrantAphididaeDysaphis hirsutissima
flowervagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum gei
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis brohmeri
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 24.xi.2021