Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Satureja montana


synonym: Thymus montanus (L.) Dum. Cours.

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
seeds vagrant Carabidae Bradycellus ganglbaueri
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina cerealis
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Pseudophilotes panoptes
leaf vagrant Miridae Hallodapus suturalis
root vagrant Cixiidae Hyalesthes obsoletus
leaf hidden Crambidae Pyrausta castalis
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia semigraphata
flower hidden doubtful Thripidae Thermothrips mohelensis
flower borer Nitidulidae Thymogethes fumatus
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus obliteratus
leaf hidden Pyralidae Pempeliella sororiella
fruit vagrant Gelechiidae Thiotricha subocellea
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Asterobemisia obenbergeri
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora bifrondella
leaf bud gall doubtful Eriophyidae Aceria thomasi
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula duriaei
leaf down Erysiphales Neoërysiphe galeopsidis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora obtectella
leaf miner Gelechiidae Scrobipalpa artemisiella
leaf bud gall Aphididae Aphis serpylli


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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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 29.x.2023