Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Daphne

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem kanker Nectriaceae Nectria cinnabarina
systemic down Sclerotiniaceae Botrytis cinerea
root film Ceratocystidaceae Berkeleyomyces basicola
root film Plectosphaerellaceae Verticillium dahliae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Sphaerella laureolae
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta gorlenkoi
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Asteromella carniolica
leaf leaf spot Phaeosphaeriaceae Hendersonia daphnes
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria roemeriana
leaf leaf spot Dermateaceae Marssonina daphnes
unknown unknown Elachistidae Anchinia grisescens
leaf vagrant Miridae Hypsitylus arberlaitz
leaf vagrant Miridae Capsodes flavomarginatus
leaf vagrant Miridae Horistus orientalis
predator Nabidae Himacerus mirmicoides
leaf vagrant Miridae Hypsitylus prasinus
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Carpocoris mediterraneus
leaf vagrant Scutelleridae Solenosthedium bilunatum
leaf vagrant Coreidae Gonocerus insidiator
leaf pustule uredinia Pucciniales Melampsora daphnicola
stem scale Margarodidae Icerya purchasi
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Amphipyra effusa
leaf vagrant Saturniidae Aglia tau
flower vagrant doubtful Tortricidae Lobesia bicinctana
leaf vagrant Pyralidae Cryptoblabes gnidiella
stem borer Buprestidae Agrilus integerrimus
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Tetranychus urticae
unknown unknown Thripidae Thrips italicus
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips flavus
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus rectilineatus
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus laureolae
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus leonardii
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus candidulus
root scale Eriococcidae Rhizococcus gnidii
stem scale Eriococcidae Acanthococcus thymi
stem scale Diaspididae Dynaspidiotus britannicus
leaf hidden Elachistidae Anchinia laureolella
leaf hidden Elachistidae Anchinia daphnella
leaf hidden Tortricidae Lozotaenia cupidinana
leaf vagrant Tortricidae Cacoecimorpha pronubana
leaf hidden Elachistidae Anchinia cristalis
fruit borer Tortricidae Lobesia botrana
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Bemisia tabaci
leaf scale Diaspididae Aspidiotus nerii
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura daphnephila
flower vagrant Eriophyidae Aculus blagayanae
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura daphnes
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculus daphnes
leaf gall Eriophyidae Mesalox daphnei
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza approximata
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Phyllobrostis daphneella
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Phyllobrostis fregenella
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Phyllobrostis hartmanni
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Phyllobrostis jedmella
leaf vagrant Aphididae Macrosiphum daphnidis
stem gall Lyonetiidae Phyllobrostis eremitella
stem gall Rhizobiales Agrobacterium tumefaciens
root collar gall Actinomycetales Rhodococcus fascians
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Calepitrimerus orjensis


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 9.xi.2022