Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Asphodelus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
unknown scale Pseudococcidae Fonscolombia asphodeli
unknown scale Pseudococcidae Brevennia asphodeli
unknown unknown Curculionidae Pseudomeira holdhausi
root vagrant Curculionidae Trachyphloeus laticollis
unknown unknown Curculionidae Romualdius peyerimhoffi
unknown unknown Curculionidae Romualdius canaliculatus
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus crotchi
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus abona
flower hidden Aeolothripidae Melanthrips fuscus
flower hidden Thripidae Asphodelothrips croceicollis
flower hidden Thripidae Isoneurothrips australis
leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips major
leaf hidden Thripidae Thrips tabaci
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips intermedius
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips tenuicornis
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips italicus
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips meridionalis
flower hidden Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips distinguendus
stem vagrant Issidae Agalmatium bilobum
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Chondrostega escobesae
leaf leaf spot Helotiales incertae sedis Cylindrosporium asphodeli
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria asphodeli
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Asteromella kummerlei
leaf vagrant Miridae Dionconotus confluens
fruit vagrant Lygaeidae Horvathiolus canariensis
leaf vagrant Miridae Capsodes mat
leaf vagrant Miridae Horistus bimaculatus
seeds vagrant Lygaeidae Stygnocoris truncatus
leaf vagrant Miridae Horistus infuscatus
leaf vagrant Miridae Horistus orientalis
leaf vagrant Miridae Closterotomus norwegicus
leaf vagrant Miridae Horistus orientalis
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Carpocoris melanocerus
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Carpocoris purpureipennis
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Carpocoris mediterraneus
stem borer Cerambycidae Parmena meregallii
stem borer Cerambycidae Agapanthia irrorata
stem borer Cerambycidae Parmena balteus
unknown borer Cerambycidae Agapanthia asphodeli
stem borer doubtful Cerambycidae Agapanthia cardui
stem borer Cerambycidae Agapanthia lopadusae
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Aporophyla canescens
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Polymixis flavicincta
leaf vagrant Erebidae Ocnogyna baetica
leaf vagrant Sphingidae Hyles livornica
fruit borer Eurytomidae Bruchophagus insulare
fruit borer Eurytomidae Aximopsis balajasi
fruit borer Eurytomidae Bruchophagus gijswijti
fruit borer Eurytomidae Bruchophagus lecomtei
fruit borer Eurytomidae Bruchophagus abscedus
fruit borer Eurytomidae Bruchophagus ribesi
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips flavus
stem borer Tortricidae Avaria hyerana
leaf hidden doubtful Tortricidae Aphelia peramplana
leaf vagrant Tortricidae Cacoecimorpha pronubana
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia gennadii
flower borer Cecidomyiidae Silvestriola asphodeli
leaf gall Tortricidae Clepsis unicolorana
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza asphodeli
leaf pustule aecia telia Pucciniales Puccinia asphodeli
leaf pustule aecia telia Pucciniales Puccinia unamunoi
leaf pustule aecia telia Pucciniales Puccinia barbeyi
leaf pustule Urocystidales Urocystis asphodeli
predator Cecidomyiidae Lestodiplosis asphodeli
leaf vagrant Aphididae Sitobion avenae


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 10.i.2024