Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acer tataricum

tartar maple

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes Asteromella platanoidis
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Dioszeghyana schmidti
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Cicadella viridis
stem borer Curculionidae Lymantor aceris
stem borer Curculionidae Scolytus koenigi
fruit borer larva Curculionidae Bradybatus seriesetosus
leaf hidden Ypsolophidae Ypsolopha chazariella
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Tegonotus tataricis
leaf vagrant Diptilomiopidae Rhyncaphytoptus amplus
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Aleurochiton acerinus
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Aleurochiton aceris
fruit miner Nepticulidae Etainia louisella
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria macrorhyncha
leaf vagrant Psyllidae Rhinocola aceris
leaf down Erysiphales Sawadaea bicornis
leaf down Erysiphales Sawadaea tulasnei
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Acericecis szepligetii
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura irregularis
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura rubella
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria cephalonea
leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina polyspora
leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella aceris
leaf vagrant Aphididae Periphyllus testudinaceus
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Macrosiphum euphorbiae


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 31.vii.2022