Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Solanum melongena


synonym: Solanum esculentum Dunal., ovigerum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemscalePseudococcidaePhenacoccus madeirensis
scaleDiaspididaeChrysomphalus aonidum
leafvagrantSphingidaeAcherontia atropos
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEupteryx atropunctata
leafvagrantTetranychidaeTetranychus evansi
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella occidentalis
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix pubescens
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix hirtipennis
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix cucumeris
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix papa
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeLeptinotarsa decemlineata
stemborerPyralidaeEuzophera osseatella
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces longipes
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia tabaci
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
leafminerrarelyGelechiidaeScrobipalpa costella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum rufiabdominale
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces orontii
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafdownPeronosporalesPhytophthora infestans
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerGelechiidaeKeiferia lycopersicella
leafminerGelechiidaePhthorimaea operculella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa ergasima
rootgallHeteroderidaeGlobodera rostochiensis
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
rootvagrantAphididaeRhopalosiphoninus latysiphon
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis nasturtii


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 19.xi.2021