Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Robinia pseudoacacia


synonym: Robinia pseudo-acacia

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemkankerNectriaceaeFusarium lateritium
leafminerGracillariidaeMicrurapteryx sophorivora
leafvagrantPyrrhocoridaePyrrhocoris marginatus
leafvagrantRicaniidaeRicania speculum
predatorAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemoralis
leafvagrantPentatomidaeApodiphus amygdali
predatorPentatomidaeArma custos
fruitvagrantrarelyPyrrhocoridaePyrrhocoris apterus
predatorMiridaeCampyloneura virgula
leafvagrantPhlaeothripidaeAllothrips pillichellus
leafvagrantMiridaeMermitelocerus schmidtii
leafvagrantErebidaeHyphantria cunea
scaleDiaspididaeHemiberlesia lataniae
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
stemscaleDiaspididaeDiaspidiotus uvae
stemscaleDiaspididaePseudaulacaspis pentagona
stemscaleMargarodidaeIcerya purchasi
stemscalePseudococcidaePseudococcus longispinus
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips rosana
leafvagrantGeometridaeLycia hirtaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeBiston betularia
leafvagrantGeometridaeEctropis crepuscularia
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCelastrina argiolus
stemborerCurculionidaeHylesinus toranio
fruitborerEurytomidaeBruchophagus mutabilis
fruitborerEurytomidaeBruchophagus robiniae
stemborerBuprestidaeDicerca alni
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia manca
stemvagrantFlatidaeMetcalfa pruinosa
leafvagrantCicadellidaePenthimia nigra
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborinus saxesenii
stemborerCurculionidaeXylosandrus germanus
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborus dispar
stemborerCurculionidaeHylesinus fraxini
leafvagrantTetranychidaePanonychus ulmi
leafleaf spotBotryosphaerialesPhyllosticta advena
leafleaf spotDothidealesPhloeospora robiniae
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura tibialis
stemscaleCoccidaePulvinaria regalis
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
leafvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon caraganae
stemborerPsilidaeChyliza leptogaster
stemgallRhizobialesAgrobacterium tumefaciens
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
flowergallAphididaeAphis cytisorum
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe palczewskii
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pseudacaciae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe robiniae
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora cytisi
leafleaf spotCapnodialesCladosporium robiniae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeObolodiplosis robiniae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculops allotrichus
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerGracillariidaeMacrosaccus robiniella
leafminerGracillariidaeParectopa robiniella
leafminerIncurvariidaeIncurvaria pectinea
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
stemgallSantalaceaeViscum album
rootgallRhizobialesRhizobium leguminosarum
leafvagrantAphididaeAppendiseta robiniae
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 5.ix.2022