Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acer monspessulanum

montpellier maple

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Callimus abdominalis
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Leioderes kollari
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Stictoleptura scutellata
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Eotetranychus carpini
leaf vagrant Aphididae Periphyllus rhenanus
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Anarsia innoxiella
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Tiliacea cypreago
unknown unknown Gelechiidae Gelechia sestertiella
leaf leaf spot doubtful Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta platani
stem kanker Xylariaceae Biscogniauxia mediterranea
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Orthosia cerasi
leaf vagrant Notodontidae Ptilophora plumigera
inquiline Curculionidae Archarius vicetinus
leaf vagrant Geometridae Agriopis bajaria
leaf vagrant Geometridae Alsophila aescularia
leaf vagrant Geometridae Erannis defoliaria
leaf vagrant Notodontidae Paradrymonia vittata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Cyclophora lennigiaria
stem borer Buprestidae Chrysobothris affinis
stem borer Buprestidae Acmaeodera prunneri
stem borer Buprestidae Agrilus viridis
stem borer Buprestidae Acmaeoderella adspersula
stem borer Buprestidae Acmaeodera pilosellae
leaf vagrant rarely Cicadellidae Japananus hyalinus
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Cicadella viridis
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Acericerus heydenii
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Zyginella pulchra
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Eotetranychus aceri
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Pristiphora melagonia
leaf hidden Pamphilidae Pamphilius lethierryi
leaf hidden doubtful Gelechiidae Altenia scriptella
leaf miner Incurvariidae Paraclemensia cyanella
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Anthocoptes transitionalis
leaf bud borer larva Rhynchitidae Neocoenorrhinus abeillei
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Bradybatus kellneri
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Bradybatus elongatulus
leaf scale rarely Aleyrodidae Aleurochiton pseudoplatani
leaf miner Gracillariidae Caloptilia rufipennella
leaf scale Coccidae Pulvinaria hydrangeae
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria macrocheluserinea
fruit vagrant Aphididae Periphyllus hirticornis
leaf vagrant Aphididae Periphyllus bulgaricus
leaf vagrant Aphididae Drepanosiphoniella aceris
leaf vagrant Aphididae Drepanosiphoniella fugans
fruit miner Nepticulidae Etainia decentella
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Aceria vermicularis
leaf down Erysiphales Phyllactinia marissalii
leaf down Erysiphales Sawadaea bicornis
leaf down Erysiphales Sawadaea tulasnei
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia acerplicans
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura irregularis
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Drisina glutinosa
leaf gall Cynipidae Pediaspis aceris
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria acerismonspessulani
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria cephalonea
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria macrochela
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria monspessulani
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculops acericola
leaf gall Eriophyidae Cecidophyes monspessulani
leaf gall rarely Eriophyidae Aceria macrorhyncha
leaf miner Gracillariidae Caloptilia fribergensis
leaf miner Gracillariidae Caloptilia honoratella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter monspessulanella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter ochreojunctella
leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria pectinea
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera aceris
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera nieukerkeni
leaf miner doubtful Nepticulidae Etainia obtusa
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella speciosa
leaf miner main Tenthredinidae Hinatara excisa
leaf vagrant Aphididae Drepanosiphum oregonensis
leaf vagrant Aphididae Periphyllus 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.


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