Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cornus mas


organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris longipennis
leafvagrantdoubtfulMiridaeAgnocoris rubicundus
leafvagrantPentatomidaeCarpocoris purpureipennis
stemvagrantPentatomidaePalomena prasina
leafvagrantPentatomidaeRhaphigaster nebulosa
leafvagrantPentatomidaeEurydema ornata
leafvagrantMiridaeAgnocoris reclairei
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus apenninus
leafvagrantGeometridaeAgriopis aurantiaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeAgriopis bajaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeColotois pennaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeErannis defoliaria
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips rosana
leafhiddenTortricidaeHedya nubiferana
leafvagrantGeometridaeAngerona prunaria
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia salicis
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia podolica
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia fulgurans
stemborerBuprestidaeChrysobothris affinis
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia semicuprea
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEdwardsiana diversa
stemborerCurculionidaeLymantor aceris
leafvagrantTetranychidaeBryobia ulmophila
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeFloricola ulema
leafhiddenPeleopodidaeCarcina quercana
stemgallDiaspididaeChionaspis salicis
stemscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes ulmi
leafhiddenChimabachidaeDasystoma salicella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeCarpatolechia decorella
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips podana
fruitborerTortricidaeEupoecilia ambiguella
leafgallEriophyidaeShevtchenkella bulgarica
leafscaleCoccidaePulvinaria hydrangeae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe tortilis
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia corni
leafgallspring generationAphididaeAnoecia corni
leafgallCecidomyiidaeCraneiobia corni
leafgallTenuipalpidaeCenopalpus spinosus
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza agromyzina
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora ahenella
leafminerHeliozelidaeAntispila metallella
leafminermainHeliozelidaeAntispila treitschkiella
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes cornicolus
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes platynotus
leafvagrantEriophyidaeShevtchenkella glabratae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeTegonotus acutilobus
stemgallSantalaceaeViscum album
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni


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 5.iv.2022