Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Hypochaeris

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem vagrant Tettigometridae Tettigometra impressopunctata
flower hidden Thripidae Tenothrips hispanicus
flower hidden Phalacridae Olibrus affinis
leaf vagrant Tingidae Galeatus major
flower hidden Tortricidae Eucosma culmana
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Chondrostega vandalicia
leaf pustule Pleosporaceae Pyrenophora sudetica
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta latvica
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria hypochaeridis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Puccinia hypochaeridis-cretensis
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria hypochoeridis
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Asteromella poeverleinii
leaf vagrant Miridae Calocoris roseomaculatus
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Barypeithes trichopterus
flower vagrant Noctuidae Cucullia umbratica
leaf vagrant Brahmaeidae Lemonia taraxaci
leaf vagrant Brahmaeidae Lemonia dumi
leaf vagrant Erebidae Spilosoma lutea
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Eupteryx notata
leaf hidden Tortricidae Epichoristodes acerbella
flower borer Tephritidae Tephritis matricariae
flower hidden Tephritidae Ensina decisa
flower borer doubtful Tortricidae Eucosma scorzonerana
flower hidden Elachistidae Depressaria badiella
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia incertana
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia longana
flower hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia longana
leaf bud hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia conspersana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia pasiuana
flower borer larva Curculionidae Glocianus distinctus
leaf miner Curculionidae Orthochaetes setiger
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Aleyrodes proletella
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia inaequalis
stem borer Agromyzidae Melanagromyza oligophaga
stem miner Agromyzidae Ophiomyia heringi
root collar vagrant doubtful Psyllidae Craspedolepta sonchi
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis leontodontis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae fabae
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
systemic borer Anguinidae Ditylenchus dipsaci
flower borer Tephritidae Campiglossa achyrophori
flower borer Tephritidae Ensina sonchi
flower gall Aphididae Uroleucon hypochoeridis
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia hypochoeridis
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Jaapiella compositarum
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Jaapiella hypochoeridis
flower gall rarely Tephritidae Tephritis formosa
flower gall Tephritidae Tephritis vespertina
flower gall Tephritidae Campiglossa producta
leaf borer Agromyzidae Ophiomyia beckeri
leaf borer Agromyzidae Ophiomyia cunctata
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces cichoracearum
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera erigerontis-canadensis
leaf down Peronosporales Bremia lactucae
leaf leaf spot Entylomatales Entyloma maireanum
leaf gall Agromyzidae Phytomyza cecidonomia
leaf gall Aphididae Aphis hypochoeridis
leaf gall Cynipidae Aulacidea andrei
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria hypochoerina
leaf gall doubtful Psyllidae Craspedolepta flavipennis
leaf gall Taphrinales Protomyces kriegerianus
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza pusilla
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza strigata
leaf miner Agromyzidae Ophiomyia pulicaria
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza marginella
leaf miner Curculionidae Orthochaetes insignis
leaf miner Drosophilidae Scaptomyza flava
leaf miner Tephritidae Trypeta immaculata
leaf pustule Albuginales Pustula obtusata
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia hypochaeridis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia marquesii
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia montivaga
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Epitrimerus hypochoerisi
stem borer Agromyzidae Napomyza lateralis
stem gall Cynipidae Phanacis hypochoeridis
root vagrant Aphididae Trama caudata
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Nasonovia ribisnigri
root vagrant Aphididae Trama troglodytes
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aulacorthum palustre
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon cichorii
root vagrant Aphididae Aphis pernilleae
flower vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon mierae
stem vagrant Aphididae Uroleucon sonchi
root collar vagrant Aphididae Protaphis picridicola


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 21.ix.2023