Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Lycopsis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia anchusae
root vagrant Cydnidae Sehirus morio
flower vagrant Scutelleridae Psacasta exanthematica
fruit vagrant Scutelleridae Psacasta granulata
leaf vagrant Miridae Oncotylus punctipes
flower borer Cerambycidae Opsilia coerulescens
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Euchalcia consona
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Mogulones borraginis
root borer Chrysomelidae Longitarsus echii
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus cerinthes
unknown unknown Curculionidae Mogulones aubei
unknown unknown Curculionidae Mogulones t-album
unknown borer larva Curculionidae Mogulones trisignatus
unknown unknown Curculionidae Mogulones subasperatus
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus curtus
systemic borer Anguinidae Ditylenchus dipsaci
systemic gall Eriophyidae Aceria eutricha
flower gall Tingidae Dictyla echii
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe lycopsidis
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces cynoglossi complex
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza abiens
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia symphyti-bromorum
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
root gall Meloidogynidae Meloidogyne hapla
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi


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 22.vii.2022