Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oryza sativa

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantdoubtfulGeometridaeScopula donovani
leafvagrantMiridaeTrigonotylus caelestialium
leafvagrantMiridaeTrigonotylus tenuis
leafvagrantRhopalidaeRhopalus maculatus
flowervagrantPentatomidaeAelia acuminata
leafvagrantPentatomidaeEysarcoris ventralis
leafvagrantDelphacidaeToya propinqua
leafvagrantRhopalidaeLiorhyssus hyalinus
stemborerNoctuidaeSesamia nonagrioides
stemborerCrambidaeChilo agamemnon
leafvagrantdoubtfulErebidaeUtetheisa pulchella
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLeucania loreyi
leafvagrantNymphalidaeMinois dryas
leafvagrantDelphacidaeLaodelphax striatellus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeSogatella vibix
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginidia eremita
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginidia pullula
unknownunknownPhlaeothripidaeHaplothrips flavicinctus
stemborerCrambidaeChilo suppressalis
leafvagrantAphididaeSitobion avenae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza oryzae
leafminerdoubtfulColeophoridaeColeophora discordella
rootvagrantAphididaeGeoica setulosa
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha glyceriae
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha maydis


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 14.v.2022