Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Datura

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeLygaeus equestris
flowervagrantLygaeidaeSpilostethus furcula
predatorMiridaeNesidiocoris tenuis
leafvagrantMiridaeLygus rugulipennis
predatorMiridaeDicyphus bolivari
leafvagrantLygaeidaeSpilostethus pandurus
vagrantTenuipalpidaeBrevipalpus azores
leafvagrantNoctuidaeMamestra brassicae
leafvagrantSphingidaeAcherontia atropos
leafvagrantPyralidaeUdea ferrugalis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEmpoasca decedens
leafvagrantCicadellidaeSophonia orientalis
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix atropae
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix pubescens
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix hirtipennis
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix cucumeris
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix papa
rootborerChrysomelidaePsylliodes hyoscyami
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeLeptinotarsa decemlineata
unknownunknownTortricidaeAvaria constanti
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera nigricornis
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces orontii
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza trifolii
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya hyoscyami
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculops lycopersici
stemgallRhizobialesAgrobacterium tumefaciens
rootgallHeteroderidaeGlobodera rostochiensis


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 6.iv.2022