Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schizogyne sericea

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus obscurus
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus fraudulentus
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Herpisticus aridicola
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus orone
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus roudieri
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus mulagua
stem gall Gelechiidae Stomopteryx schizogynae
leaf vagrant Lygaeidae Nysius immunis
stem scale Pseudococcidae Pseudococcus viburni
stem scale Pseudococcidae Pseudococcus calceolariae
root borer Curculionidae Pentatemnus arenarius
flower borer Tephritidae Myopites nigrescens
stem gall Tephritidae Oedaspis quinquefasciata
leaf miner Agromyzidae Chromatomyia syngenesiae

Organ

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.

PARASITIC MODE

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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IMPORTANT

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.xii.2023