Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis

synonym: Quercus aegilops var. graeca + macrolepis + ungeri, ehrenbergii, macrolepis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
predator Eulophidae Aulogymnus gallarum
predator Eurytomidae Eurytoma brunniventris
predator Ormyridae Ormyrus pomaceus
inquiline Cynipidae Synergus tibialis
inquiline Cynipidae Synergus tibialis
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Polydrusus bardus
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Polydrusus marcidus
leaf vagrant Miridae Psallus lucanicus
leaf hidden Peleopodidae Carcina quercana
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria ilicis
flower gall sexual generation Cynipidae Andricus cecconii
leaf gall agamous generation Cynipidae Cerroneuroterus lanuginosus
leaf bud gall Cynipidae Chilaspis mayri
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Janetia cerris
leaf vagrant Aphididae Myzocallis occidentalis
leaf gall Cynipidae Andricus melikai
leaf gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes carueli
leaf miner Gracillariidae Acrocercops brongniardella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter abrasella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter graecus
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia aegilopidella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia caradjai
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia heringi
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella basiguttella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella macrolepidella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella zangherii
leaf miner Tenthredinidae Profenusa pygmaea
leaf miner Tischeriidae Tischeria decidua
leaf miner Tischeriidae Tischeria dodonaea
leaf miner Tischeriidae Tischeria ekebladella
systemic vagrant Aphididae Thelaxes suberi


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 2.vii.2022