Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Arenaria

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeCassida vittata
flowergalldoubtfulUrocystidalesThecaphora saponariae
leafminerlarvaCurculionidaeAphytobius sphaerion
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeSibinia phalerata
stemvagrantOrtheziidaeOrthezia urticae
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora sattleri
fruitgallMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum duriaeanum
flowergallMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum stellariae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe buhrii
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora campestris
leafminerAnthomyiidaeDelia echinata
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora chalcogrammella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora galbulipennella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora lithargyrinella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora neli
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora nubivagella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora solitariella
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerGelechiidaeCaryocolum alsinella
leafminerGelechiidaeCaryocolum fibigerium
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia dupiasii
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces dianthi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesMelampsorella caryophyllacearum
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia arenariae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia hysteriiformis
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces arenariae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces arenariae-grandiflorae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces arenariae-leptocladi
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus certus


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.vii.2020