Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dorycnium pentaphyllum

synonym: Dorycnium hispanicum, suffruticosum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorMiridaePhytocoris vittiger
leafvagrantMiridaeHeterocapillus tigripes
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces anthyllidis
leafvagrantGeometridaeSelidosema taeniolaria
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma neustria
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeEriogaster catax
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma castrensis
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma alpicola
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena filipendulae
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena rhadamanthus
leafvagrantGeometridaeCalamodes occitanaria
flowervagrantLycaenidaeGlaucopsyche melanops
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
leafvagrantZygaenidaeAdscita obscura
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena occitanica
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena lavandulae
leafvagrantTingidaePhaenotropis parvula
leafvagrantCurculionidaeNeoglanis globosus
fruitborerCurculionidaeTychius cinnamomeus
leafvagrantadultChrysomelidaeChaetocnema depressa
leafhiddenGelechiidaeIwaruna biguttella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeFilatima textorella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeChionodes lugubrella
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeTychius kulzeri
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria euaspis
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia ichneumoniformis
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia scopigera
stemminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula victoris
leafvagrantAphididaeTherioaphis obscura
leafvagrantAphididaeTherioaphis litoralis
fruitgallApionidaeIschnopterapion aeneomicans
fruitgallsummer generationCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia dorycnii
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius caldarai
leaf budgallspring generationCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia dorycnii
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora acrisella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora congeriella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora oriolella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora spumosella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora squamella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera lotella
leafminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula eurema
stemminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula josefklimeschi
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum


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 4.v.2022