Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agrostis stolonifera

creeping bent

synonym: Agrostis alba, palustris, stolonizans

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaeTrigonotylus ruficornis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeMythimna favicolor
root collarvagrantNoctuidaeCerapteryx graminis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXylena vetusta
stemgallChloropidaeOscinella nitidissima
stemborerChloropidaeCetema cereris
stemborerChloropidaeCetema elongatum
leafvagrantNymphalidaeCoenonympha dorus
leafvagrantNymphalidaeCoenonympha glycerion
leafvagrantNymphalidaePseudochazara orestes
leafhiddenHesperiidaeThymelicus lineola
leafvagrantCicadellidaeDoliotettix lunulatus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeStreptanus sordidus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginidia scutellaris
leafvagrantDelphacidaeJavesella dubia
leafvagrantDelphacidaeXanthodelphax stramineus
flowerhiddenThripidaeChirothrips manicatus
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema chlorophana
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema conducta
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredopsis tischbeinii
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeDolerus gonager
stemgallChloropidaeOscinella frit
stemvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura clitellata
stemscalePseudococcidaeHeterococcus nudus
stemscaleEriococcidaeGreenisca glyceriae
leafgallEriophyidaeAbacarus hystrix
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculodes mckenziei
leafstripeUstilaginalesUstilago jagei
leafleaf spotincertae sedisMastigosporium rubricosum
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria tosichella
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
flowergallmainAnguinidaeAnguina agrostis
flowergallEriophyidaeAceria cornuta
flowergallTilletialesTilletia sphaerococca
leafdownErysiphales ErysiphaceaeBlumeria graminis
leafdownPeronosporalesSclerospora graminicola
leafleaf spotGeorgefischerialesJamesdicksonia dactylidis
leafgallAnguinidaeAnguina graminis
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria tenuis
leafgallPeronosporalesSclerophthora macrospora
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza albipennis
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha atra
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha flavocingulata
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha incisa
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha pygmaea
leafminerElachistidaeElachista canapennella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista nobilella
leafpustuleCantharellalesCeratorhiza rhizodes
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia agrostidis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia coronata
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia graminis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia kummeri
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces agrostidis
leafpustuleUrocystidalesUrocystis agrostidis
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis tessellata
stemdownHypocrealesEpichloe baconii
stemgallCecidomyiidaeMayetiola agrostivora
stemvagrantAphididaeLaingia psammae
root collargallCecidomyiidaeMayetiola agrostidis
leafvagrantAphididaeAtheroides serrulatus
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha glyceriae
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha elegans
leafvagrantAphididaeSipha maydis
leafvagrantAphididaeSitobion avenae
leafvagrantAphididaeSchizaphis agrostis
leafvagrantAphididaeSchizaphis dubia
leafvagrantAphididaeDiuraphis agrostidis


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 1.iv.2022