Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acer monspessulanum

montpellier maple

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
inquilineCurculionidaeArcharius vicetinus
leafvagrantGeometridaeAgriopis bajaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeAlsophila aescularia
leafvagrantGeometridaeErannis defoliaria
leafvagrantNotodontidaeParadrymonia vittata
leafvagrantGeometridaeCyclophora lennigiaria
stemborerBuprestidaeChrysobothris affinis
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeodera prunneri
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus viridis
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeoderella adspersula
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeodera pilosellae
leafvagrantrarelyCicadellidaeJapananus hyalinus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeCicadella viridis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeAcericerus heydenii
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginella pulchra
leafvagrantTetranychidaeEotetranychus aceri
leafvagrantTenthredinidaePristiphora melagonia
leafhiddenPamphilidaePamphilius lethierryi
leafhiddendoubtfulGelechiidaeAltenia scriptella
leafminerIncurvariidaeParaclemensia cyanella
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes transitionalis
leaf budborerlarvaRhynchitidaeNeocoenorrhinus abeillei
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeBradybatus kellneri
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeBradybatus elongatulus
leafscalerarelyAleyrodidaeAleurochiton pseudoplatani
leafminerGracillariidaeCaloptilia rufipennella
leafscaleCoccidaePulvinaria hydrangeae
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria macrocheluserinea
fruitvagrantAphididaePeriphyllus hirticornis
leafvagrantAphididaePeriphyllus bulgaricus
leafvagrantAphididaeDrepanosiphoniella aceris
leafvagrantAphididaeDrepanosiphoniella fugans
fruitminerNepticulidaeEtainia decentella
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria vermicularis
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia marissalii
leafdownErysiphalesSawadaea bicornis
leafdownErysiphalesSawadaea tulasnei
leafgallCecidomyiidaeContarinia acerplicans
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura irregularis
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDrisina glutinosa
leafgallCynipidaePediaspis aceris
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria acerismonspessulani
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria cephalonea
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria macrochela
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria monspessulani
leafgallEriophyidaeAculops acericola
leafgallEriophyidaeCecidophyes monspessulani
leafgallrarelyEriophyidaeAceria macrorhyncha
leafminerGracillariidaeCaloptilia fribergensis
leafminerGracillariidaeCaloptilia honoratella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter monspessulanella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter ochreojunctella
leafminerIncurvariidaeIncurvaria pectinea
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera aceris
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera nieukerkeni
leafminerdoubtfulNepticulidaeEtainia obtusa
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella speciosa
leafminermainTenthredinidaeHinatara excisa
leafvagrantAphididaeDrepanosiphum oregonensis
leafvagrantAphididaePeriphyllus testudinaceus


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 21.vii.2021