Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Scirpus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
rootscaleChrysomelidaePlateumaris sericea
rootscaleChrysomelidaePlateumaris sericea
rootscaleChrysomelidaeDonacia marginata
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema chlorophana
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema coyei
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema conducta
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema coyei
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema major
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema obesa
rootscaleChrysomelidaeDonacia aquatica
rootscaleChrysomelidaeDonacia impressa
rootscaleChrysomelidaeDonacia brevicornis
rootscalerarelyChrysomelidaeDonacia bicolora
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeDolerus haematodes
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeDolerus anticus
stemborerChloropidaeEribolus nana
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeSelandria melanosterna
stemborerCrambidaeFriedlanderia cicatricella
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis spectrana
root collarborerTortricidaeBactra robustana
root collarborerTortricidaeBactra lancealana
leafvagrantPhytoptidaePhytoptus maritimus
leafvagrantPhytoptidaePhytoptus liroi
leafborerPhytoptidaeNovophytoptus rostratae
stemborerGelechiidaeMonochroa lucidella
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeThryogenes festucae
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeNotaris scirpi
root collarborerlarvaCurculionidaeNotaris scirpi
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeThryogenes nereis
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeSphenophorus piceus
flowervagrantAphididaeColopha hispanica
flowergallUstilaginalesPortalia uljanishcheviana
leafminer>borerGlyphipterigidaeOrthotelia sparganella
leafminer>borerOchsenheimeriidaeOchsenheimeria bubalella
leafleaf spotKriegerialesKriegeria eriophori
leafminerrarelyAgromyzidaeCerodontha angulata
leafminerdoubtfulAgromyzidaeCerodontha morosa
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha scirpi
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha suturalis
leafminerCosmopterigidaeCosmopterix attenuatella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista carinisella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista scirpi
leafminerElachistidaeElachista serricornis
leafminerElachistidaeElachista utonella
leafminerGelechiidaeMonochroa moyses
leafminerNoctuidaeGlobia algae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia scirpi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces lineolatus
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis bolboschoeni
stemgallBlastocladialesPhysoderma eleocharidis
stemgallChloropidaeEurina lurida
stemminerdoubtfulBuprestidaeAphanisticus pygmaeus
stemstripeBlastocladialesPhysoderma schroeteri
rootgallEntorrhizalesEntorrhiza raunkiaeriana
unknowngallChloropidaeEurina ducalis
leafvagrantAphididaeCaricosipha paniculatae
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha glyceriae
leafvagrantAphididaeSubsaltusaphis picta
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeRhopalosiphum nymphaeae
leafvagrantAphididaeSaltusaphis scirpus
leafvagrantAphididaeSchizaphis caricis
leafvagrantAphididaeSchizaphis scirpi
leafvagrantrarelyAphididaeVesiculaphis theobaldi


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 11.vii.2020