Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Arabidopsis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantRhopalidaeBrachycarenus tigrinus
fruitvagrantPieridaeAnthocharis cardamines
leafvagrantPieridaePieris bryoniae
leafvagrantPieridaePieris napi
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus typhae
unknownunknowndoubtfulCurculionidaeGlocianus pilosellus
leafminerChrysomelidaePhyllotreta nemorum
unknownunknownCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus varius
rootvagrantChrysomelidaePhyllotreta exclamationis
flowerborerNitidulidaeBrassicogethes subaeneus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaePhyllotreta flexuosa
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeAthalia liberta
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo koehleri
leafvagrantPlutellidaeRhigognostis annulatella
unknownborerlarvaCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus franzi
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus cochleariae
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces bolayi
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia alliariae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallUrocystidalesThecaphora thlaspeos
flowergallAphididaeLipaphis rossi
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia nasturtii
flowergallEriophyidaeAceria drabae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe cruciferarum
leafdownPeronosporalesHyaloperonospora arabidopsidis
leafdownPeronosporalesHyaloperonospora cardaminopsidis
leafgalldoubtfulAlbuginales AlbiginaceaeAlbugo laibachii
leafgallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus chalibaeus
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza strigata
leafminerCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus minutus
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza flava
leafminerPlutellidaePlutella xylostella
leafpustuleAlbuginales AlbiginaceaeAlbugo candida
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia holboelli
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia thlaspeos
stemgallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus atomus
stemgallmainCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus griseus
stemgallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus hirtulus
root collargallActinomycetalesRhodococcus fascians
root collargallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus assimilis
root collargallPlasmodiophoralesPlasmodiophora brassicae
leafvagrantAphididaeLipaphis erysimi
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum circumflexum
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ascalonicus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae


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 25.xii.2021