Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Gossypium

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
seedsfilmEremotheciaceaeEremothecium coryli
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeRamulariopsis gossypii
leafvagrantErebidaeAnomis flava
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeNysius cymoides
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris phrygicus
leafvagrantMiridaeApolygus lucorum
leafvagrantMiridaeCampylomma diversicornis
leafvagrantLygaeidaeGraptostethus servus
leafvagrantPentatomidaeEurydema ornata
leafvagrantLygaeidaeCymus melanocephalus
predatorMiridaeDeraeocoris pallens
predatorAnthocoridaeOrius laevigatus
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeLygaeus equestris
leafvagrantMiridaeCreontiades pallidus
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeOxycarenus hyalinipennis
leafvagrantRhopalidaeLiorhyssus hyalinus
leafvagrantTenuipalpidaeBrevipalpus obovatus
systemicvagrantTenuipalpidaeBrevipalpus phoenicis
rootvagrantNoctuidaeAgrotis segetum
stemscaleCoccidaeCeroplastes rusci
scaleDiaspididaeChrysomphalus aonidum
leafvagrantErebidaeHyphantria cunea
leafvagrantErebidaeAnomis erosa
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHelicoverpa armigera
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSpodoptera littoralis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeThysanoplusia orichalcea
flowervagrantNolidaeEarias insulana
leafvagrantNymphalidaeVanessa cardui
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHeliothis peltigera
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSpodoptera exigua
leafvagrantRicaniidaeRicania speculum
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEmpoasca decipiens
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginidia sohrab
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEmpoasca decedens
stemborerCurculionidaeThamnurgus caucasicus
leafhiddenCrambidaeSpoladea recurvalis
fruitborerGelechiidaePectinophora gossypiella
fruitvagrantTortricidaeCrocidosema plebejana
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
leafhiddenTortricidaeAdoxophyes orana
flowerborerGelechiidaePlatyedra subcinerea
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes ricini
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia tabaci
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis nasturtii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis frangulae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeRectinasus buxtoni
fruitgallApionidaeRhopalapion longirostre
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza trifolii
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeSmynthurodes betae
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii


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 27.viii.2022