Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dorycnium pentaphyllum subsp. germanicum

synonym: Dorycnium gerardi, germanicum, sericeum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaeHeterocapillus tigripes
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCelastrina argiolus
flowerhiddenGelechiidaeAnacampsis hirsutella
leafvagrantScythrididaeScythris dorycniella
leafhiddenTortricidaeLozotaenia cupidinana
flowerhiddenThripidaeOdontothrips dorycnii
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes depressus
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeTychius kulzeri
fruitgallApionidaeIschnopterapion aeneomicans
leafvagrantAphididaeTherioaphis dorycnii
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia ichneumoniformis
fruitgallsummer generationCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia dorycnii
leaf budgallspring generationCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia dorycnii
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria euaspis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora acrisella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora bilineatella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora congeriella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora medelichensis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora oriolella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora squamella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera lotella
leafminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula eurema
stemgalldoubtfulAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza cunctans


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 26.xii.2021