Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthriscus sylvestris

cow parsley, wild chervil, keck

synonym: Anthriscus alpinus, silvestris; Chaerophyllum sylvestre

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
root borer Psilidae Psila fimetaria
seeds vagrant Carabidae Amara eurynota
seeds vagrant Carabidae Ophonus incisus
leaf vagrant Thripidae Dendrothrips saltatrix
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips minutissimus
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips latiareus
flower hidden Thrips fuscipennis
leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips major
flower hidden Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips alpester
leaf vagrant Geometridae Schistostege decussata
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria anthrisci
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Passalora bupleuri
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia chaerophylli
leaf vagrant Miridae Orthops basalis
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Graphosoma italicum
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Aleyrodes lonicerae
stem borer Cerambycidae Phytoecia cylindrica
stem borer Cerambycidae Agapanthia villosoviridescens
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Hyppa rectilinea
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Autographa bractea
leaf vagrant Aphididae Myzus ornatus
leaf vagrant Erebidae Arctia caja
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Malacosoma castrensis
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia virgaureata
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia tripunctaria
leaf vagrant Geometridae Odezia atrata
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia selinata
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Phaedon tumidulus
root borer Syrphidae Cheilosia pagana
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina bifrons
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina alpestris
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina oricalcia
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips vulgatissimus
leaf hidden Elachistidae Depressaria albipunctella
leaf hidden Tortricidae Celypha lacunana
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix orophilella
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix curvipunctosa
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix ciliella
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix heracliana
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix irrorata
flower hidden Elachistidae Depressaria radiella
flower hidden Elachistidae Depressaria chaerophylli
leaf hidden Elachistidae Depressaria sordidatella
root borer larva Curculionidae Calosirus apicalis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Hyadaphis foeniculi
stem borer Agromyzidae Melanagromyza chaerophylli
stem borer Agromyzidae Melanagromyza nigrissima
stem miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza glabra
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae fabae
systemic borer Anguinidae Ditylenchus dipsaci
systemic gall Eriophyidae Epitrimerus anthrisci
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Kiefferia pericarpiicola
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Lasioptera carophila
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe heraclei
leaf down Peronosporales Plasmopara chaerophylli
leaf gall Aphididae Semiaphis anthrisci
leaf gall Taphrinales Protomyces macrosporus
leaf gall doubtful Triozidae Trioza apicalis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza chaerophylli
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix purpurea
leaf miner Epermeniidae Epermenia chaerophyllella
leaf miner Tephritidae Euleia heraclei
leaf pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium aureum
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia chaerophylli
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia dolomitica
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia svendsenii
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Dysaphis anthrisci
leaf vagrant Triozidae Trioza anthrisci
stem borer Agromyzidae Napomyza carotae
stem borer Agromyzidae Napomyza lateralis
stem gall main Curculionidae Lixus iridis
root vagrant summer generation Aphididae Dysaphis crataegi crataegi
root collar vagrant Aphididae Dysaphis hirsutissima
flower vagrant Aphididae Macrosiphum gei
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis brohmeri
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Cavariella 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 10.i.2024