Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Gypsophila

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
fruitborerNoctuidaeHadena irregularis
fruitborerNoctuidaeHadena tephroleuca
fruitborerNoctuidaeHadena caesia
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSideridis turbida
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHeliothis peltigera
leafvagrantGeometridaeCharissa pullata
flowervagrantGeometridaePhaiogramma etruscaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeMicroloxia herbaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeScopula rufomixtaria
flowervagrantGeometridaeGymnoscelis rufifasciata
flowerborerGeometridaeEupithecia gemellata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia centaureata
leafvagrantGeometridaeAspitates ochrearia
stemgalllarvaCurculionidaeLixus brevipes
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeSibinia hopffgarteni
unknownunknownCurculionidaeEntomoderus impressicollis
fruitborerCurculionidaeSibinia iberica
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera arator
rootgallErwinia herbicola
leafhiddenGelechiidaeCaryocolum petryi
leafvagrantPterophoridaeAgdistis adactyla
leafhiddenGelechiidaeCaryocolum oculatella
leafhiddenScythrididaeScythris schleichiella
leafhiddenScythrididaeScythris cicadella
leafhiddenScythrididaeScythris bifissella
flowerhiddenThripidaeThrips atratus
stemgallGelechiidaeCaryocolum siculum
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeSibinia sicana
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeSibinia unicolor
rootscaleCoccidaeRhizopulvinaria artemisiae
vagrantAphididaeAphidura graeca
flowervagrantAphididaeAphidura pannonica
leafvagrantAphididaeAphidura gypsophilae
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantAphididaeBrachyunguis harmalae
flowergallMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum violaceum
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeBayeriola buhri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe buhrii
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora gypsophilae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza gypsophilae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza huidobrensis
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza trifolii
leafminerAgromyzidaeAmauromyza flavifrons
leafminerAnthomyiidaeDelia echinata
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya flavifrons
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora burmanni
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora kyffhusana
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora niveistrigella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora nubivagella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora repentis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora strutiella
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerGelechiidaeCaryocolum repentis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia behenis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces dianthi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces gypsophilae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia arenariae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia hysteriiformis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria belarexi
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria gypsophilae
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
stemgallGelechiidaeCaryocolum leucomelanella
stemvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum stellariae


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 17.ix.2021