common whitebeam

synonym: Aria niveal Pirus aria

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf bud borer Yponomeutidae Argyresthia submontana
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Recurvaria leucatella
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Teleiodes vulgella
fruit borer doubtful Tortricidae Cydia pomonella
leaf hidden Tortricidae Acleris cristana
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Anthocoptes speciosus
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculops arianus
stem borer larva Rhynchitidae Involvulus cupreus
stem borer Yponomeutidae Argyresthia sorbiella
leaf scale Coccidae Pulvinaria hydrangeae
stem borer Sesiidae Synanthedon myopaeformis
stem borer doubtful Sesiidae Synanthedon stomoxiformis
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis spiraecola
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia floriperda
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera aucupariae
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera niesslii
leaf gall Aphididae Dysaphis ariae
leaf gall Diaporthales Apiognomonia errabunda
leaf gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes arianus
leaf gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes pyri
leaf gall Eriophyidae Phyllocoptes sorbeus
leaf gall Psyllidae Cacopsylla albipes
leaf gall Psyllidae Cacopsylla breviantennata
leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix bechsteinella
leaf miner Buprestidae Trachys minutus
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora hemerobiella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora prunifoliae
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora trigeminella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Parornix scoticella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter deschkai
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter mespilella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter sorbi
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Lyonetia clerkella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella hybnerella
leaf miner doubtful Nepticulidae Stigmella incognitella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella magdalenae
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella mespilicola
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella nylandriella
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Gymnosporangium clavariiforme
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Gymnosporangium tremelloides
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Ochropsora ariae
leaf vagrant spring generation Aphididae Rhopalosiphum oxyacanthae
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Paraphytoptus anisonychus
stem gall Santalaceae Viscum album
leaf gall Aphididae Aphis pomi
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter leucographella


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.


mod 4.ii.2020