Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasiphora fruticosa

synonym: Pentaphylloides, Potentilla, fruticosa

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Tetranychus urticae
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Panonychus ulmi
predator Nabidae Himacerus major
leaf predator Miridae Globiceps sphaegiformis
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Polydrusus inustus
leaf vagrant Erebidae Orgyia antiqua
leaf vagrant Saturniidae Saturnia pavonia
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Zygina schneideri
stem vagrant Flatidae Metcalfa pruinosa
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo atra
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo balteata
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo colon
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo ferruginea
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo moniliata
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo olivacea
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Tenthredo silensis
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Allantus truncatus
leaf vagrant doubtful Tenthredinidae Allantus basalis
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Pristiphora dasiphorae
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Pristiphora malaisei
leaf hidden Tortricidae Acleris variegana
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Muscaphis escherichi
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera aphanis
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora peri
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Phragmidium andersonii
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Myzaphis rosarum


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.


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