Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Alliaria

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Bemisia tabaci
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Simo variegatus
seeds vagrant Carabidae Amara ovata
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus veterator
leaf vagrant Crambidae Evergestis forficalis
fruit borer Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus atomus
root film Platygloeales Helicobasidium purpureum
leaf leaf spot Pleosporaceae Alternaria brassicae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria alliariae
leaf leaf spot Leptospaeriaceae Plenodomus lingam
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta erysimi
leaf leaf spot Pleosporaceae Alternaria alternata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Xanthorhoe sardisjuncta
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Eurydema oleracea
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Polia nebulosa
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Orthosia gothica
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Phlogophora meticulosa
fruit vagrant doubtful Geometridae Lithostege farinata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Xanthorhoe fluctuata
fruit vagrant Pieridae Anthocharis cardamines
leaf vagrant Geometridae Xanthorhoe designata
leaf vagrant Pieridae Pieris brassicae
leaf vagrant Pieridae Pieris rapae
leaf vagrant Pieridae Pieris bryoniae
leaf vagrant Pieridae Pieris napi
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta consobrina
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta cruciferae
fruit borer larva doubtful Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus syrites
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus rhenanus
leaf miner Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta nemorum
stem borer Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus napi
stem borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus picitarsis
unknown unknown Curculionidae Aulacobaris janthina
leaf miner Nitidulidae Xenostrongylus lateralis
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Phaedon cochleariae
stem borer doubtful Chrysomelidae Psylliodes laticollis
stem borer Chrysomelidae Psylliodes napi
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta undulata
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta atra
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta astrachanica
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta punctulata
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta nigripes
root borer Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta ochripes
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Phyllotreta diademata
leaf vagrant main Tenthredinidae Athalia liberta
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Athalia ancilla
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Athalia rosae
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Athalia circularis
leaf hidden Crambidae Evergestis pallidata
leaf hidden Crambidae Evergestis limbata
leaf vagrant doubtful Plutellidae Rhigognostis annulatella
leaf vagrant Plutellidae Rhigognostis incarnatella
fruit borer younger larva Adelidae Cauchas rufimitrella
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus thomsoni
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus constrictus
stem borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus roberti
stem borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus alliariae
root borer larva Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus scrobicollis
stem borer larva Curculionidae Lixus ochraceus
leaf miner Agromyzidae Chromatomyia horticola
leaf vagrant Aphididae Lipaphis pseudobrassicae
stem miner Agromyzidae Ophiomyia alliariae
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe cruciferarum
leaf down Peronosporales Hyaloperonospora niessliana
leaf gall Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus chalibaeus
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza bryoniae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza strigata
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza xanthocera
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza rufipes
leaf miner Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus minutus
leaf miner Drosophilidae Scaptomyza flava
leaf miner Nitidulidae Xenostrongylus lateralis
leaf miner Plutellidae Plutella xylostella
leaf pustule Albuginales Albiginaceae Albugo candida
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia isiacae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Lipaphis alliariae
stem borer Curculionidae Aulacobaris coerulescens
stem borer Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus
stem borer Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis
root collar gall Curculionidae Ceutorhynchus assimilis
root collar gall Plasmodiophorales Plasmodiophora brassicae
leaf vagrant doubtful Aphididae Lipaphis erysimi
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Myzus persicae
leaf gall Aphididae Brevicoryne brassicae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Macrosiphum euphorbiae


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 2.ii.2024