Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sorbus aria

common whitebeam

synonym: Aria niveal Pirus aria

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus mendax
leafvagrantCicadellidaeAlebra sorbi
leafvagrantCicadellidaeAlebra wahlbergi
stemborerCurculionidaeScolytus rugulosus
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGonioctena quinquepunctata
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGonioctena intermedia
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeDineura testaceipes
fruitborerTenthredinidaeHoplocampa plagiata
stemborerCephidaeJanus compressus
fruitborerTenthredinidaeHoplocampa ariae
stemscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes ulmi
leaf budborerYponomeutidaeArgyresthia submontana
leafhiddenGelechiidaeRecurvaria leucatella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeTeleiodes vulgella
fruitborerdoubtfulTortricidaeCydia pomonella
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris cristana
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes speciosus
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculops arianus
stemborerlarvaRhynchitidaeInvolvulus cupreus
stemborerYponomeutidaeArgyresthia sorbiella
leafscaleCoccidaePulvinaria hydrangeae
stemborerSesiidaeSynanthedon myopaeformis
stemborerdoubtfulSesiidaeSynanthedon stomoxiformis
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis spiraecola
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia floriperda
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera aucupariae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera niesslii
leafgallAphididaeDysaphis ariae
leafgallDiaporthalesApiognomonia errabunda
leafgallEriophyidaeEriophyes arianus
leafgallEriophyidaeEriophyes pyri
leafgallEriophyidaePhyllocoptes sorbeus
leafgallPsyllidaeCacopsylla albipes
leafgallPsyllidaeCacopsylla breviantennata
leafminerBucculatricidaeBucculatrix bechsteinella
leafminerBuprestidaeTrachys minutus
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora hemerobiella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora prunifoliae
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora trigeminella
leafminerGracillariidaeParornix scoticella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter corylifoliella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter deschkai
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter mespilella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter sorbi
leafminerLyonetiidaeLyonetia clerkella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella hybnerella
leafminerdoubtfulNepticulidaeStigmella incognitella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella magdalenae
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella mespilicola
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella nylandriella
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesGymnosporangium clavariiforme
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesGymnosporangium tremelloides
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesOchropsora ariae
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum oxyacanthae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeParaphytoptus anisonychus
stemgallSantalaceaeViscum album
leafgallAphididaeAphis pomi
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter 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.


Last modified 21.ii.2021