Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Convolvulus arvensis

field bindweed

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafhiddendoubtfulCrambidaeAnania coronata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia centaureata
leafvagrantSphingidaeAgrius convolvuli
rootvagrantCixiidaeTrigonocranus emmeae
leafvagrantCixiidaeHyalesthes obsoletus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus succineus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus nigrocillus
leafvagrantCurculionidaeNeoglanis intermedius
flowerhiddendoubtfulThripidaeThermothrips mohelensis
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeHypocassida subferruginea
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeHypocassida meridionalis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSpermophagus sericeus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSpermophagus calystegiae
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSpermophagus kuesteri
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus rubiginosus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus longipennis
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGaleruca rufa
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus pellucidus
leafhiddenCrambidaeAnania hortulata
leafhiddenPterophoridaePterophorus pentadactyla
unknownunknownCrambidaeAporodes floralis
leafvagrantPterophoridaeEmmelina monodactyla
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera nigricornis
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia longana
flowerhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia longana
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeNecatapion bruleriei
flowergallCecidomyiidaeJanetiella convolvuli
rootborerSesiidaeTinthia brosiformis
stemborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza albocilia
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia rostrata
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
stemvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMacrosiphum rosae
leafgallrarelyAphididaeAphis nerii
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
flowergallUrocystidalesThecaphora seminis-convolvuli
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria convolvuli
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe convolvuli var. convolvuli
leafleaf spotCapnodialesSeptoria convolvuli
leafleaf spotVenturialesVenturia convolvularum
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria malherbae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus convolvuli
leafminerBedelliidaeBedellia somnulentella
leafminerBuprestidaeTrachys puncticollis
leafminerGelechiidaeDichomeris lamprostoma
leafminerGelechiidaeHelcystogramma triannulella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella freyella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia convolvuli
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
rootvagrantAphididaeRhopalosiphoninus latysiphon


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.


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