Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Solanum tuberosum


synonym: Solanum esculentum Neck.

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantTetranychidaeTetranychus evansi
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix pubescens
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix hirtipennis
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix cucumeris
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeEpitrix papa
rootborerChrysomelidaePsylliodes affinis
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeLeptinotarsa decemlineata
leafvagrantadultChrysomelidaeGaleruca tanaceti
leafhiddenCrambidaeLoxostege sticticalis
stemborerNoctuidaeHydraecia micacea
rootgallAnguinidaeNacobbus aberrans
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo atra
leafvagrantdoubtfulTenthredinidaeAmetastegia equiseti
leafvagrantTenthredinidaePachyprotasis variegata
leafvagrantTenthredinidaePachyprotasis rapae
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAmetastegia glabrata
rootgallActinomycetalesStreptomyces scabies
rootscalePseudococcidaePeliococcus chersonensis
stemborerPyralidaeEuzophera osseatella
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
flowerhiddenmainThripidaeThrips atratus
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia tabaci
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
leafminerdoubtfulGelechiidaeScrobipalpa costella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis frangulae frangulae
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera tremblayi
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis spiraecola
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia gennadii
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia trabuti
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces orontii
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafdownPeronosporalesPhytophthora infestans
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerGelechiidaeKeiferia lycopersicella
leafminerGelechiidaePhthorimaea operculella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis nasturtii
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculops lycopersici
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera nigricornis
rootborerPratylenchidaePratylenchus pratensis
rootgallHeteroderidaeGlobodera pallida
rootgallHeteroderidaeGlobodera rostochiensis
rootgallLongidoridaeParalongidorus maximus
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne chitwoodi
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne javanica
rootgallPlasmodiophoralesSpongospora subterranea
rootpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium endobioticum
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeSmynthurodes betae
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus cymbalariae
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ascalonicus
root collarvagrantdoubtfulAphididaeMaculolachnus submacula
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis frangulae beccabungae
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ornatus
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
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.


Last modified 19.x.2020