organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
flower borer larva Curculionidae Glocianus fennicus
root vagrant Psyllidae Craspedolepta campestris
fruit vagrant Psyllidae Craspedolepta schaeferi
fruit vagrant Psyllidae Craspedolepta crispati
fruit gall Anthomyiidae Botanophila seneciella
flower gall Tephritidae Sphenella marginata
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces fischeri
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera senecionis
leaf down Peronosporales Bremia lactucae
leaf leaf spot Entylomatales Entyloma saccardianum
leaf miner doubtful Agromyzidae Liriomyza erucifolii
leaf pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium globosum
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia baldensis
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia eriophori
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Aecidium senecionis-crispati
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Coleosporium senecionis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus cardui


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.