Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Serratula

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Asteromella gregariella
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria tinctoriae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ovularia serratulae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia serratulina
leaf vagrant Rhopalidae Liorhyssus hyalinus
leaf vagrant Rhopalidae Corizus hyoscyami
stem borer doubtful Cerambycidae Agapanthia frivaldszkyi
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Acosmetia caliginosa
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Autographa bractea
leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena brizae
flower gall Tephritidae Acanthiophilus helianthi
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Cassida rubiginosa
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Macrophya parvula
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips flavus
leaf vagrant Pterophoridae Calyciphora albodactylus
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix pallorella
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix bipunctosa
flower borer Tortricidae Eucosma parvulana
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa
flower gall larva Curculionidae Larinus planus
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia incertana
root borer Tortricidae Agapeta zoegana
fruit vagrant doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora frischella
fruit gall Tephritidae Urophora quadrifasciata
flower borer Cynipidae Aulacidea serratulae
flower borer Cynipidae Phanacis eugeniae
flower borer Tephritidae Terellia vectensis
flower borer Tephritidae Trupanea stellata
flower borer Tephritidae Chaetostomella cylindrica
flower gall Gelechiidae Metzneria metzneriella
flower gall Tephritidae Urophora spoliata
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces montagnei
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera erigerontis-canadensis
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Loewiola serratulae
leaf gall doubtful Eriophyidae Aceria centaureae
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculus rigidus
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza cirsii
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza spinaciae
leaf miner Chrysomelidae Sphaeroderma rubidum
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora brevipalpella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora odorariella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora paripennella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratulella
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix arenella
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix kuznetzovi
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix propinquella
leaf miner Gelechiidae Scrobipalpa brahmiella
leaf pustule Albuginales Pustula obtusata
leaf pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium aureum
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia schroeteriana
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia schirajewskii
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia tinctoriicola
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia serratulae
stem gall Tortricidae Eucosma albidulana
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon minus


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 6.x.2022