Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Periploca

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Herpisticus bobadillae
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus obscurus
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus crotchi
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips tenuicornis
stem borer Cerambycidae Trichoferus fasciculatus
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Deroplia annulicornis
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria periplocae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia periplocae
leaf vagrant Lygaeidae Caenocoris nerii
stem borer Curculionidae Liparthrum arnoldi
stem borer Buprestidae Acmaeodera cisti
leaf hidden Crambidae Euclasta splendidalis
leaf hidden Tortricidae Clepsis coriacanus
leaf leaf spot Diaporthales Ascochyta asclepiadearum
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis nasturtii
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
leaf miner Nepticulidae Muhabbetana nigrifasciata
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae


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 12.xii.2023