Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prunus cerasifera

cherry plum

synonym: Padus racemosa (Lam.) CK Schneid; Prunus cerasifera subsp. pissardii, divaricata, myrobalana, pissardii

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantErebidaeOrgyia antiqua
leafvagrantErebidaeCalliteara pudibunda
leafvagrantErebidaeEuproctis chrysorrhoea
leafvagrantGeometridaeErannis defoliaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeEctropis crepuscularia
leafvagrantNymphalidaeNymphalis polychloros
leafvagrantPapilionidaeIphiclides podalirius
leafvagrantPyralidaeUdea ferrugalis
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus macroderus
leafvagrantTetranychidaeBryobia angustisetis
leafvagrantTetranychidaeBryobia rubrioculus
leafvagrantTetranychidaeEotetranychus uncatus
leafvagrantTetranychidaeTetranychus viennensis
fruitborerEurytomidaeEurytoma schreineri
leafhiddenYponomeutidaeYponomeuta padella
leafgalldoubtfulEriophyidaeEriophyes similisprunianus
stemborerTortricidaeEnarmonia formosana
leafvagrantDiptilomiopidaeRhinotergum cerasifoliae
stemscaleCoccidaeSphaerolecanium prunastri
systemicscaleDiaspididaeParlatoria oleae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura tortrix
stemvagrantspring generationAphididaeBrachycaudus divaricatae
leafgallspring generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
leafleaf spotPhyllachoralesPolystigma rubrum
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis spiraecola
fruitgallTaphrinalesTaphrina pruni
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia pruniperda
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe prunastri
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera leucotricha
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera tridactyla
leafgallspring generationrarelyAphididaeBrachycaudus cardui
leafgallspring generationAphididaePhorodon humuli
leafgallspring generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum padi
leafgallEriophyidaePhyllocoptes abaenus
leafgallPsyllidaeCacopsylla pruni
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora anatipenella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora hemerobiella
leafminerGracillariidaeParornix finitimella
leafminerrarelyGracillariidaeParornix petiolella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter cerasicolella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter spinicolella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera malifoliella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLyonetia clerkella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLyonetia prunifoliella
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia atricollis
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia mahalebella
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia spinosella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella plagicolella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella prunetorum
leafminerTischeriidaeCoptotriche gaunacella
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesLeucotelium cerasi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesTranzschelia discolor
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesTranzschelia pruni-spinosae
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum nymphaeae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus fockeui
stemborerAgromyzidaePhytobia cerasiferae
stemgallEriophyidaeAcalitus phloeocoptes
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeHyalopterus pruni
leafgallspring generationAphididaeMyzus lythri
leafgallspring generationAphididaeBrachycaudus prunicola
leafgallspring generationAphididaeBrachycaudus helichrysi


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 9.vii.2021