Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chenopodium album


synonym: Chenopodium viride

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
rootvagrantCurculionidaeAsperogronops inaequalis
leafminerChrysomelidaeMonoxia obesula
root collarvagrantCurculionidaeOmias rotundatus
stemborerCurculionidaeLixus incanescens
unknownunknownCurculionidaeLixus juncii
stemborerCurculionidaeCosmobaris scolopacea
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeCassida nebulosa
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeCassida berolinensis
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema tibialis
stemvagrantFlatidaeMetcalfa pruinosa
leafhiddenCrambidaeLoxostege sticticalis
leafvagrantdoubtfulTenthredinidaeAmetastegia equiseti
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeDulophanes morio
rootscalePseudococcidaeMirococcus inermis
rootscalePseudococcidaePhenacoccus tergrigorianae
leafhiddenScythrididaeScythris sinensis
leafhiddenCrambidaeAchyra nudalis
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera nigricornis
unknownunknownlarvadoubtfulCurculionidaeMesagroicus obscurus
rootgalllarvaCurculionidaeBothynoderes declivis
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus rubicundus
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus subtilis
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis sambuci
leafleaf spotCapnodialesPassalora dubia
rootvagrantAphididaePemphigus fuscicornis
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora motacillella
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora clypeiferella
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora vestianella
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora saxicolella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
systemicwitches’ broomUrocystidalesThecaphora leptideum
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula cylindrospora
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora variabilis
leafleaf spotDiaporthalesAscochyta caulina
leafgallAphididaeHayhurstia atriplicis
leafgallAphididaeParapiesma quadratum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeStefaniella hilversidae
leafgallTriozidaeHeterotrioza chenopodii
leafminerAgromyzidaeAmauromyza chenopodivora
leafminerAgromyzidaeAmauromyza flavifrons
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya betae
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya cunicularia
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya exilis
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya hyoscyami
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora versurella
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerGelechiidaeChrysoesthia drurella
leafminerGelechiidaeChrysoesthia sexguttella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa atriplicella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa nitentella
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
stemgallCecidomyiidaeAplonyx chenopodii
rootgallCurculionidaeBothynoderes affinis
rootgallHeteroderidaeHeterodera schachtii
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora


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 11.ii.2021