Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Antirrhinum majus


organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotGnomoniaceaeDiplodina euphrasiae
predatorMiridaeDicyphus epilobii
leafvagrantMiridaeDicyphus escalerae
leafvagrantNoctuidaeCalophasia platyptera
leafvagrantNoctuidaePyrrhia umbra
leafvagrantGeometridaeScopula imitaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeScopula asellaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeDasypteroma thaumasia
fruitgallCurculionidaeRhinusa antirrhini
flowerborerKateretidaeBrachypterolus vestitus
flowerborerKateretidaeBrachypterolus antirrhini
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina sanguinolenta
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina gypsophilae
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina latecincta
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina kuesteri
leafleaf spotPleosporalesHeterophoma poolensis
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAthalia cordata
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
unknownunknownPterophoridaeStenoptilia grisescens
root collargalldoubtfulCurculionidaeMecinus sicardi
stemgallCurculionidaeMecinus barbarus
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeNasonovia ribisnigri
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora antirrhini
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
fruitgallCurculionidaeRhinusa neta
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces orontii
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza strigata
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia antirrhini
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
stemvagrantAphididaeDysaphis gallica


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 2.viii.2022