Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sanguisorba officinalis

great burnet

synonym: Pimpinella officinalis; Poterium officinale; Sanguisorba carnea, major, microcephala

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantPentatomidaeCarpocoris purpureipennis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeDiachrysia zosimi
leafvagrantdoubtfulNoctuidaeOrthosia opima
leafvagrantSaturniidaeSaturnia pavoniella
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma castrensis
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma alpicola
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMacrothylacia rubi
leafvagrantSaturniidaeSaturnia pavonia
leafvagrantGeometridaeBiston betularia
leafvagrantGeometridaeAlcis repandata
flowervagrantGeometridaeMesotype didymata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia satyrata
flowervagrantyounger larvaLycaenidaePhengaris nausithous
flowervagrantyounger larvaLycaenidaePhengaris teleius
leafvagrantNymphalidaeBrenthis ino
stemscalePseudococcidaeCoccura comari
leafvagrantThripidaeThrips major
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeAltica helianthemi
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeClaremontia brevicornis
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAllantus truncatus
leafoviposition scareggTenthredinidaeCladius pectinicornis
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeCladius pectinicornis
leafvagrantArgidaeArge cyanocrocea
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAllantus calceatus
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeClaremontia puncticeps
unknownunknownUnknown code!GelechiidaeAristotelia decurtella
leafhiddenTortricidaeChoristoneura lafauryana
leafvagrantTenthredinidaePristiphora nigricans
flowerborerTortricidaeEupoecilia sanguisorbana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris rufana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris aspersana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris shepherdana
leafvagrantEriophyidaePhyllocoptes balasi
leafvagrantlarvaCurculionidaePelenomus commari
leafgalllarvaAttelabidaeApoderus erythropterus
flowervagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletobius sanguisorbae
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria sanguisorbae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera ferruginea
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora sanguisorbae
leafleaf spotHelotialesLeptotrochila sanguisorbae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura sanguisorbae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza idaeiana
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia angulifasciella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella anomalella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella centifoliella
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella poterii
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella sanguisorbae
leafminerTischeriidaeCoptotriche szoecsi
leafoviposition scarTenthredinidaeEmpria testaceipes
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPhragmidium sanguisorbae
leafpustuleaecia teliaPuccinialesXenodochus carbonarius
leafvagrantTriozidaeBactericera modesta
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis sanguisorbae
leafvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon malvae poterii


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 4.i.2022