Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Elaeagnus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemscaleMargarodidaeIcerya purchasi
leafscalePseudococcidaePseudococcus comstocki
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
stemscaleDiaspididaePseudaulacaspis pentagona
scaleDiaspididaeHemiberlesia rapax
scaleDiaspididaeHemiberlesia lataniae
stemborerCerambycidaeCerambyx dux
leafvagrantErebidaeEuproctis chrysorrhoea
leafvagrantSphingidaeHyles hippophaes
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeoderella despecta
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeoderella flavofasciata
leafvagrantRicaniidaeRicania hedenborgi
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZygina nivea
leafvagrantCicadellidaeMacropsis elaeagni
stemborerCurculionidaeScolytus jaroschewskyi
stemscaleEriococcidaeAcanthococcus aceris
leafhiddenspring generationGelechiidaeAnarsia eleagnella
flowerhiddensummer generationGelechiidaeAnarsia eleagnella
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes scythiacus
stemscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes ulmi
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula elaeagni
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCapitophorus hippophaes
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria elaeagnicola
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria angustifoliae
leafgallPsyllidaeCacopsylla fulguralis
leafminerAgromyzidaeAmauromyza elaeagni
leafvagrantTriozidaeTrioza neglecta
rootgallActinomycetalesFrankia elaeagni
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeCapitophorus pakansus
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeCapitophorus similis
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeCapitophorus elaeagni


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.xi.2021