Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chondrilla juncea


Lecheva, Karova & Markin (2008a).

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips collaris
flower hidden Thripidae Tenothrips frici
leaf hidden Thripidae Thrips tabaci
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Tetranychus ludeni
flower vagrant Noctuidae Schinia cognata
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Haemerosia renalis
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf vagrant doubtful Noctuidae Aedia leucomelas
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Charanyca ferruginea
root collar hidden Tortricidae Oporopsamma wertheimsteini
root vagrant Pyralidae Bradyrrhoa gilveolella
flower gall Tephritidae Campiglossa producta
leaf vagrant Aphididae Chondrillobium blattnyi
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae solanella
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon sonchi
flower borer Cecidomyiidae Jaapiella chondrillae
flower borer Tephritidae Ensina sonchi
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Aceria chondrillae
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces cichoracearum
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula lactucarum
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera xanthii
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Cystiphora schmidti
leaf miner Agromyzidae Ophiomyia pulicaria
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia chondrillina
stem gall Cynipidae Timaspis chondrillae
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon chondrillae


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 18.ix.2023