Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gypsophila repens

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora riffelensis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora kyffhusana
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Tila capsophilella
leaf leaf spot Cladosporiaceae Cladosporium echinulatum
fruit borer Noctuidae Hadena tephroleuca
fruit borer Noctuidae Hadena caesia
leaf vagrant Geometridae Charissa pullata
unknown unknown Curculionidae Entomoderus impressicollis
fruit borer Curculionidae Sibinia iberica
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Caryocolum petryi
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Caryocolum oculatella
leaf hidden Scythrididae Scythris schleichiella
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Sibinia unicolor
flower gall Microbotryales Microbotryum violaceum
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Bayeriola buhri
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora gypsophilae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Amauromyza flavifrons
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza gypsophilae
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Delia echinata
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Pegomya flavifrons
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora burmanni
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora nubivagella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora repentis
leaf miner Drosophilidae Scaptomyza graminum
leaf miner Gelechiidae Caryocolum repentis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces dianthi
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces gypsophilae
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia arenariae
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia hysteriiformis


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 28.i.2023