Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Filipendula vulgaris


synonym: Filipendula hexapetala; Spiraea filipendula

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
fruithiddenHesperiidaePyrgus cinarae
leafvagrantDrepanidaeHabrosyne pyritoides
leafvagrantNymphalidaeBrenthis hecate
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus malvoides
leafhiddenHesperiidaePyrgus armoricanus
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEndelomyia filipendulae
rootborerBuprestidaeCoraebus elatus
leafvagrantArgidaeArge ciliaris
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEmpria hungarica
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEmpria pumilioides
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEmpria pravei
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEmpria excisa
leafgalldoubtfulCecidomyiidaeDasineura pustulans
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella splendidissimella
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura filipendulae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe ulmariae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera filipendulae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura engstfeldi
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura harrisoni
leafgalldoubtfulCecidomyiidaeDasineura ulmaria
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza idaeiana
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia angulifasciella
leafminerNepticulidaeEctoedemia hexapetalae
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella filipendulae
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella thuringiaca
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesTriphragmium filipendulae
leafpustuleUrocystidalesUrocystis filipendulae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeEpitrimerus hexapetalae
leafgallAphididaeMacrosiphum cholodkovskyi


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 8.viii.2021