Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Agrimonia

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem borer Cephidae Phylloecus linearis
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta agrimoniae
leaf leaf spot Gnomoniaceae Depazea agrimoniae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria agrimoniicola
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria agrimoniae-eupatoriae
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes Asteromella rupprechtii
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia agrimoniae
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Noctua fimbriata
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus alveus
leaf vagrant Erebidae Gynaephora selenitica
leaf vagrant Nolidae Meganola albula
leaf vagrant Geometridae Alcis repandata
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia satyrata
flower vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia subfuscata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Mesoleuca albicillata
leaf vagrant doubtful Lycaenidae Polyommatus daphnis
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus malvae
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus malvoides
root borer Buprestidae Coraebus elatus
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella auromarginella
leaf gall larva Attelabidae Apoderus erythropterus
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Rhogogaster scalaris
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Macrophya rufipes
leaf vagrant doubtful Tenthredinidae Macrophya rufipes
leaf hidden Tortricidae Clepsis senecionana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia incertana
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
flower borer Tortricidae Cochylidia rupicola
leaf gall Aphrophoridae Philaenus spumarius
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Acaralox hungarorum
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculus castriferrei
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
leaf vagrant spring generation rarely Aphididae Sitobion fragariae
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera aphanis
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora agrimoniae
leaf gall Aphididae Aphis proffti
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza idaeiana
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora potentillae
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora violacea
leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria praelatella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella aeneofasciella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella aurella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella splendidissimella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella thuringiaca
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia agrimoniae
leaf miner doubtful Nepticulidae Ectoedemia arcuatella
leaf miner Tenthredinidae Fenella nigrita
leaf miner Tischeriidae Coptotriche heinemanni
leaf pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium aureum
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Pucciniastrum agrimoniae
flower vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon 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 7.i.2023