goldlilocks aster

synonym: Aster savii; Aster, Chrysocoma, Crinitaria, linosyris; Linosyris vulgaris

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
flower borer Pterophoridae Hellinsia chrysocomae
flower borer Pterophoridae Hellinsia osteodactylus
flower borer Pterophoridae Hellinsia pectodactylus
fruit vagrant Coleophoridae Coleophora linosyris
fruit vagrant Coleophoridae Coleophora pseudolinosyris
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura procera
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Aceria linosyrina
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces asterum var. moroczkovskii
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura linosyridis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora amellivora
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora conspicuella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora ditella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora frankii
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora galatellae
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora linosyridella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora pseudoditella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora ramosella
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia linosyridis-caricis
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia asteris
stem gall Tortricidae Eucosma aspidiscana
root collar gall Gelechiidae Caulastrocecis furfurella
stem vagrant Aphididae Macrosiphoniella linariae


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.


mod 10.ix.2019