Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Luzula pilosa

hairy wood-rush

synonym: Luzula vernalis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerPsilidaeLoxocera sylvatica
stemborerHeleomyzidaeSuillia laevifrons
leafscaleEriococcidaeRhizococcus palustris
leafscaleCoccidaeLuzulaspis luzulae
leafscaleCoccidaeLuzulaspis frontalis
leafborerPhytoptidaeNovophytoptus rostratae
leafleaf spotPhytoptidaeNovophytoptus luzulis
stemborerGlyphipterigidaeGlyphipterix bergstraesserella
leafvagrantAphididaeSitobion avenae
leafscalerarelyCoccidaeEriopeltis lichtensteini
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora antennariella
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora otidipennella
fruitgallMicrobotryalesBauerago vuyckii
fruitgallUstilaginalesStegocintractia luzulae
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha bimaculata
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha handlirschi
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia luzulae
leafminerElachistidaeElachista albifrontella
leafminerrarelyElachistidaeElachista apicipunctella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista gleichenella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista nobilella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista quadripunctella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista tengstromi
leafminerElachistidaeElachista trapeziella
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia luzulae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia obscura
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis luzulae


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 21.v.2020