Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agrimonia eupatoria

common agrimony

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua fimbriata
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus alveus
leafvagrantErebidaeGynaephora selenitica
leafvagrantNolidaeMeganola albula
leafvagrantGeometridaeAlcis repandata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia satyrata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia subfuscata
leafvagrantGeometridaeMesoleuca albicillata
leafvagrantdoubtfulLycaenidaePolyommatus daphnis
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus malvae
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus malvoides
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus armoricanus
rootborerBuprestidaeCoraebus elatus
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhogogaster scalaris
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeMacrophya rufipes
stemborerCephidaeHartigia linearis
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis senecionana
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAcaralox hungarorum
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus castriferrei
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella splendidissimella
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera aphanis
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora agrimoniae
leafgallAphididaeAphis proffti
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza idaeiana
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia agrimoniae
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella aeneofasciella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella aurella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella thuringiaca
leafminerTenthredinidaeFenella nigrita
leafminerTischeriidaeCoptotriche heinemanni
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPucciniastrum agrimoniae
flowervagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon malvae agrimoniae


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 24.ix.2021