Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Dipsacus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus strigicollis
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGaleruca pomonae
leafvagrantCimbicidaeAbia sericea
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeMacrophya erythrocnema
leafhiddenCrambidaeAnania lancealis
flowerborerGelechiidaeMetzneria neuropterella
flowerhiddendoubtfulTortricidaePammene gallicana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
flowerborerTortricidaeEndothenia gentianaeana
rootborerdoubtfulTortricidaeEndothenia oblongana
flowervagrantTortricidaeEndothenia marginana
flowerborerTortricidaeCochylis roseana
flowerboreryounger larvaAdelidaeNemophora raddaella
leafvagrantrarelyAphididaeMacrosiphum knautiae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
flowerdownPeronosporalesPeronospora violacea
flowervagrantspring generationAphididaeAphis confusa
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe knautiae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera dipsacacearum
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora dipsaci
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia ramosa
leafminerdoubtfulAgromyzidaeChromatomyia succisae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza dipsaci
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium succisae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis confusa
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculops orlovacae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeLeipothrix dipsacivagus
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
stemvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMacrosiphum rosae
flowervagrantspring generationAphididaeAphis confusa
root collarvagrantrarelyAphididaeAphis thomasi
rootvagrantdoubtfulAphididaeAphis psammophila
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae solanella


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.


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