Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Erodium

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantLygaeidaePionosomus varius
rootvagrantdoubtfulScutelleridaePhimodera flori
predatorMiridaeDicyphus errans
leafvagrantRhopalidaeCorizus hyoscyami
leafvagrantScutelleridaeOdontoscelis lineola
leafvagrantScutelleridaeOdontoscelis fuliginosa
leafvagrantCoreidaeArenocoris fallenii
leafvagrantCoreidaeArenocoris waltlii
leafvagrantRhopalidaeLiorhyssus hyalinus
leafvagrantdoubtfulLycaenidaeCacyreus marshalli
leafvagrantLycaenidaeAricia hyacinthus
leafvagrantLycaenidaeAricia eumedon
leafvagrantErebidaeOcnogyna baetica
leafvagrantLycaenidaeAricia anteros
leafvagrantNotodontidaeThaumetopoea herculeana
leafminerZygaenidaeAdscita geryon
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHeliothis peltigera
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma franconica
leafvagrantLycaenidaeAricia cramera
leafvagrantLycaenidaeAricia morronensis
stemborerCurculionidaeLimobius mixtus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeSophonia orientalis
leafvagrantadultCixiidaeReptalus cuspidatus
leafvagrantCurculionidaeDonus dauci
leafvagrantCurculionidaeDonus lunatus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeAphthona pallida
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeAphthona nigriceps
unknownunknownCurculionidaeZacladus asperatus
stemgallEriococcidaeRhizococcus devoniensis
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
flowerborerPterophoridaeAmblyptilia punctidactyla
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeZacladus exiguus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeConiocleonus nigrosuturatus
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus vilis
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron kautzi
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron aistleitneri
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia geranii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura geranii
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura erodiicola
flowergallCurculionidaeLimobius borealis
flowergallEriophyidaeAceria erodii
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe geraniacearum
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera erodii
leafdowndoubtfulPeronosporalesPeronospora conglomerata
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora erodii
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara wilsonii
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza erodii
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza nigrescens
leafminerBuprestidaeHabroloma triangulare
leafminerLycaenidaeAricia agestis
leafminerPsychidaeApterona gracilis
leafminerPsychidaeApterona helicoidella
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium papillatum
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia isiacae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia polygoni-amphibii
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces geranii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesAecidium erodii-cicutarii
root collargallEriophyidaeAceria schlechtendali
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
leafvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon malvae malvae
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 12.i.2022