synonym: Serratula inermis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Macrophya parvula
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips flavus
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix pallorella
leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix bipunctosa
flower borer Tortricidae Eucosma parvulana
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa
root borer Tortricidae Agapeta zoegana
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon minus
fruit vagrant doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora frischella
fruit gall Tephritidae Urophora quadrifasciata
flower borer Tephritidae Chaetostomella cylindrica
flower borer Tephritidae Terellia vectensis
flower borer Tephritidae Trupanea stellata
flower gall Gelechiidae Metzneria metzneriella
flower gall Tephritidae Urophora spoliata
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces montagnei
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 Coleophoridae Coleophora brevipalpella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora paripennella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratulella
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix arenella
leaf miner Depressariidae Agonopterix kuznetzovi
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
stem gall Tortricidae Eucosma albidulana


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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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 31.iii.2020