Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Adenostyles alliariae

synonym: Adenostyles albida, albifrons, kerneri

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Pseudocercosporella septorioides
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia major
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus tenebricosus
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus krattereri
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus obsidianus
leaf vagrant Geometridae Dysstroma truncata
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus kollari
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus coecus
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Phlogophora meticulosa
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina frigida
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina speciosissima
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina cacaliae
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Oreina elongata
root borer Syrphidae Cheilosia rhynchops
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae fabae
leaf gall Triozidae Trioza senecionis
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces senecionis
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera erigerontis-canadensis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza adenostylis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza farfarae
leaf miner doubtful Agromyzidae Phytomyza tussilaginis
leaf miner Tephritidae Stemonocera cornuta
leaf miner Tephritidae Trypeta zoe
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Uromyces veratri
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Coleosporium cacaliae
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia expansa
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Uromyces cacaliae
flower vagrant Aphididae Aphis cacaliasteris
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi


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 31.vii.2022