Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Datura

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
root scale Coccidae Rhizopulvinaria artemisiae
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Bemisia tabaci
flower hidden Aeolothripidae Melanthrips pallidior
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella occidentalis
leaf hidden Thripidae Thrips tabaci
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Bryobia rubrioculus
leaf leaf spot Pleosporales incertae sedis Phoma exigua var. exigua
leaf leaf spot Pleosporaceae Alternaria crassa
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta daturicola
fruit vagrant Lygaeidae Lygaeus equestris
flower vagrant Lygaeidae Spilostethus furcula
predator Miridae Nesidiocoris tenuis
leaf vagrant Miridae Lygus rugulipennis
predator Miridae Dicyphus bolivari
leaf vagrant Lygaeidae Spilostethus pandurus
vagrant Tenuipalpidae Brevipalpus azores
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Mamestra brassicae
leaf vagrant Sphingidae Acherontia atropos
leaf vagrant Pyralidae Udea ferrugalis
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Empoasca decedens
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Sophonia orientalis
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Epitrix atropae
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Epitrix pubescens
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Epitrix hirtipennis
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Epitrix cucumeris
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Epitrix papa
root borer Chrysomelidae Psylliodes hyoscyami
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Leptinotarsa decemlineata
unknown unknown Tortricidae Avaria constanti
leaf vagrant Triozidae Bactericera nigricornis
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Myzus persicae
leaf scale Diaspididae Aspidiotus nerii
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
systemic miner>borer Gelechiidae Tuta absoluta
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces orontii
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza bryoniae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza trifolii
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Pegomya hyoscyami
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculops lycopersici
stem gall Rhizobiales Agrobacterium tumefaciens
root gall Heteroderidae Globodera 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.ii.2024