Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Globularia

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Stereonychus telonensis
unknown scale Diaspididae Contigaspis farsetiae
stem borer younger larva Cosmopterigidae Eteobalea albiapicella
flower borer older larva Cosmopterigidae Eteobalea albiapicella
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Mycosphaerella dalmatica
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta globulariae
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta stygia
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria globulariae
leaf gall Venturiaceae Trichodothella blumeri
leaf miner doubtful Zygaenidae Jordanita notata
root scale Pseudococcidae Peliococcus globulariae
leaf vagrant Geometridae Dyscia fagaria
scale Diaspididae Hemiberlesia cyanophylli
leaf miner Zygaenidae Jordanita chloros
leaf miner Zygaenidae Jordanita globulariae
leaf vagrant Nymphalidae Euphydryas cynthia
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Sophonia orientalis
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Erythria aureola
leaf hidden Tortricidae Choristoneura simonyi
root scale Pseudococcidae Peliococcus chersonensis
leaf hidden doubtful Pyralidae Ancylosis cinnamomella
leaf hidden Pyralidae Stemmatophora brunnealis
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia incertana
flower borer Cosmopterigidae Eteobalea alypella
stem borer younger larva Cosmopterigidae Eteobalea albiapicella
flower borer older larva Cosmopterigidae Eteobalea albiapicella
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Asterobemisia obenbergeri
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Aleurotrachelus globulariae
leaf scale Diaspididae Aspidiotus nerii
leaf scale Diaspididae Contigaspis bilobis
leaf scale Diaspididae Aspidiotus bornmuelleri
stem scale Asterolecaniidae Asterolecanium rehi
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza globulariae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza globulariae
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora rectilineella
leaf miner Gelechiidae Nothris lemniscellus
leaf miner Nepticulidae Glaucolepis alypella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Glaucolepis globulariae
leaf miner Nepticulidae Glaucolepis istriae
leaf miner Nepticulidae Glaucolepis liskai
leaf miner Nepticulidae Glaucolepis salicinae
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia globulariae


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 20.ix.2023