common fleabane

synonym: Inula dysenterica

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem borer summer generation doubtful Tortricidae Cochylidia heydeniana
root vagrant Tortricidae Phtheochroa inopiana
fruit borer Gelechiidae Apodia bifractella
flower borer Gelechiidae Ptocheuusa paupella
flower gall doubtful Tephritidae Myopites eximia
flower gall doubtful Tephritidae Myopites inulaedysentericae
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon pulicariae
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Acodiplosis spec.
flower gall Tephritidae Myopites apicatus
leaf down Capnodiales Ramularia cupulariae
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces inulae
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera erigerontis-canadensis
leaf gall Aphididae Brachycaudus salicinae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Chromatomyia syngenesiae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza conyzae
leaf miner Choreutidae Tebenna micalis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora conyzae
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora follicularis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora inulae
leaf miner Curculionidae Pseudorchestes persimilis
leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva pulicariae
leaf miner doubtful Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva valeriella
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Uromyces junci
root gall Curculionidae Baris analis
root gall Meloidogynidae Meloidogyne hapla
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi
leaf vagrant Aphididae Ovatus inulae
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon inulicola


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 21.x.2019