Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calamagrostis arundinacea

synonym: Calamagrostis brachytricha

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafhiddenHesperiidaeThymelicus sylvestris
unknownunknownSphaeroceridaeApteromyia claviventris
unknownunknownSphaeroceridaePullimosina pullula
stemborerAnthomyzidaeAnthomyza pallida
stemborerAnthomyzidaeAnthomyza gracilis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeElymana kozhevnikovi
leafvagrantCicadellidaeBalclutha punctata
leafvagrantlarvaCicadellidaeAllygus mixtus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeDoliotettix lunulatus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeCriomorphus albomarginatus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeHyledelphax elegantulus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeStiroma affinis
leafvagrantUnknown code!CicadellidaeAllygidius commutatus
leafvagrantDelphacidaeCriomorphus borealis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeErrhomenus brachypterus
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema chlorophana
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredopsis friesei
leafscaleEriococcidaeAcanthococcus greeni
leafscaleEriococcidaeAcanthococcus insignis
leafhiddenGelechiidaeHelcystogramma rufescens
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria calamagrostis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAbacarus acutatus
leafleaf spotincertae sedisMastigosporium rubricosum
leafvagrantAphididaeSitobion avenae
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia norwegica
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria tosichella
leafdownErysiphales ErysiphaceaeBlumeria graminis
leafgallAnguinidaeSubanguina graminophila
leafgallEriophyidaeAbacarus hystrix
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria tenuis
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza albipennis
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha beigerae
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha calamagrostidis
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha denticornis
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha incisa
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha melicae
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha pygmaea
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha pygmella
leafminerAgromyzidaeCerodontha zoerneri
leafminerElachistidaeElachista adscitella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista albidella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista albifrontella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista apicipunctella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista bifasciella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista deriventa
leafminerElachistidaeElachista dimicatella
leafminerElachistidaeElachista elegans
leafminerElachistidaeElachista fasciola
leafminerElachistidaeElachista subalbidella
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia coronata
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia poae-nemoralis
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia pygmaea
leafpustuleUstilaginalesUstilago scrobiculata
leafstripeMicrobotryalesUstilentyloma brefeldii
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis calamagrostidis
stemgallEurytomidaeTetramesa calamagrostidis
stemvagrantAphididaeLaingia psammae
leafvagrantAphididaeChaetosiphella stipae setosa
leafvagrantAphididaeAtheroides serrulatus


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 12.v.2021