Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rumex acetosa

common sorrel

synonym: Acetosa pratensis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantGeometridaeTimandra comae
leafvagrantGeometridaeLythria cruentaria
leafvagrantLycaenidaeLycaena phlaeas
leafvagrantLycaenidaeLycaena dispar
leafvagrantLycaenidaeLycaena hippothoe
unknownunknownGelechiidaeMonochroa saltenella
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema concinna
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAmetastegia equiseti
unknownunknowndoubtfulGelechiidaeStomopteryx remissella
unknownunknownGelechiidaeGladiovalva rumicivorella
leafhiddendoubtfulScythrididaeScythris potentillella
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
leafmineryoung larvaGelechiidaeTeleiopsis diffinis
rootborerGelechiidaeMonochroa tenebrella
rootborerlarvadoubtfulCurculionidaeAmalus scortillum
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeRhinoncus pericarpius
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeMarmaropus besseri
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus neglectus
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus linearis
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus bardanae
stemborerUnknown code!mainApionidaePerapion curtirostre
stemborerlarvaApionidaePerapion violaceum
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron doryliformis
rootgallSesiidaePyropteron triannuliformis
stemborerApionidaeApion frumentarium
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron chrysidiformis
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia pratensis
leafleaf spotCapnodialesSeptoria acetosae
flowervagrantAphididaeBrachycaudus rumexicolens
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara ulicis
leafgallAphididaeAphis rumicis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae solanella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
flowergallApionidaePerapion affine
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia acetosellae
flowergallCecidomyiidaeJaapiella rubicundula
flowergallMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum stygium
flowervagrantAphididaeAphis acetosae
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora rumicis
leafleaf spotBlastocladialesPhysoderma majus
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia rubella
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara exilis
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara polygoni
leafgallTriozidaeTrioza rumicis
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya bicolor
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya haemorrhoum
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya solennis
leafminerChrysomelidaeMantura chrysanthemi
leafminerChrysomelidaeMantura obtusata
leafminerChrysomelidaeMantura rustica
leafminerCurculionidaeHypera rumicis
leafminerGelechiidaeMonochroa rumicetella
leafminerGracillariidaeCalybites phasianipennella
leafminerNepticulidaeEnteucha acetosae
leafminerZygaenidaeAdscita statices
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium anomalum
leafpustuleMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum goeppertianum
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia phragmitis
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces acetosae
leafpustuleuredinia teliamainPuccinialesPuccinia acetosae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces rumicis
stemdownErysiphalesErysiphe polygoni
rootborerApionidaeApion cruentatum
rootborerApionidaeApion haematodes
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ornatus
root collarvagrantsummer generationAphididaeDysaphis radicola
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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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 9.v.2021