Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Iris

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorEulophidaeChrysocharis polyzo
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeBarypeithes pellucidus
scalePseudococcidaeBrevennia ferenci
scaleDiaspididaeOceanaspidiotus spinosus
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua comes
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua fimbriata
fruitborerCurculionidaeMononychus schoenherri
leafvagrantNoctuidaePlusia festucae
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXylena vetusta
flowervagrantNoctuidaeXylena exsoleta
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSimyra albovenosa
leafvagrantNoctuidaePlusia putnami
leafvagrantErebidaeDiaphora mendica
rootvagrantdoubtfulChrysomelidaeAphthona plenifrons
unknownunknownCurculionidaeBrachycerus lutulentus
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
flowerhiddenThripidaeThrips flavus
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeAphthona semicyanea
rootborerChrysomelidaeAphthona nonstriata
leafleaf spotBotryosphaerialesPhyllosticta iridum
stemborerNoctuidaeHydraecia micacea
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhadinoceraea reitteri
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhadinoceraea micans
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis spectrana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAphelia paleana
leafhiddenrarelyThripidaeThrips simplex
leafhiddenTortricidaeSparganothis pilleriana
leafhiddenTortricidaeParamesia gnomana
leafhiddenThripidaeIridothrips iridis
leafmineryounger larvaGlyphipterigidaeGlyphipterix loricatella
rootborerolder larvaGlyphipterigidaeGlyphipterix loricatella
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia tabaci
leafscaleCoccidaeCoccus hesperidum
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
flowerborerAnthomyiidaeAcklandia servadeii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallCurculionidaeMononychus punctumalbum
leafminer>borerGlyphipterigidaeOrthotelia sparganella
leafminer>borerNoctuidaeHelotropha leucostigma
leafminer>borerNoctuidaeOxytripia orbiculosa
leafleaf spotBlastocladialesPhysoderma iridis
leafleaf spotCapnodialesCladosporium iridis
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDicerura iridis
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha iraeos
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha iridis
leafminerGelechiidaeMonochroa divisella
leafminerNoctuidaeGlobia algae
leafminerNoctuidaeGlobia sparganii
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia iridis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia urticae-xiphioidis
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia dobrogensis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum padi
rootborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus destructor
leafvagrantsummer generationrarelyAphididaeMetopolophium dirhodum
leafvagrantAphididaeSchizaphis scirpi
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum circumflexum
systemicvagrantAphididaeAphis newtoni
rootvagrantAphididaeDysaphis tulipae


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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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