Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Trisetum

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza albipennis
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Thymelicus lineola
stem borer Anthomyzidae Anthomyza gracilis
stem borer Anthomyzidae Stiphrosoma sabulosum
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Euscelis incisus
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Graphocraerus ventralis
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Planaphrodes bifasciatus
leaf scale Eriococcidae Greenisca placida
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculodes mckenziei
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Abacarus longilobus
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aceria triseti
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aceria tosichella
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Sitobion fragariae
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura triseti
fruit gall Hypocreales Claviceps purpurea
flower gall Anguinidae Anguina agrostis
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphaceae Blumeria graminis
leaf leaf spot Dothideales Dilophospora alopecuri
leaf leaf spot Georgefischeriales Jamesdicksonia dactylidis
leaf film Ustilaginales Tranzscheliella hypodytes
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha alpina
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha incisa
leaf miner Agromyzidae Chromatomyia nigra
leaf miner Agromyzidae Chromatomyia opacella
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza nigrella
leaf miner Agromyzidae Pseudonapomyza atra
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista albifrontella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista freyerella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista maculicerusella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista pollinariella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista pullicomella
leaf pustule Cantharellales Ceratorhiza rhizodes
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia coronata
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia distichophylli
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia graminis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia thalictri-distichophylli
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia triseti
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces ranunculi-distichophylli
leaf stripe Urocystidales Urocystis triseti
leaf stripe Ustilaginales Ustilago striiformis
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Lasioptera calamagrostidis
stem gall Chloropidae Oscinella frit
root gall Heteroderidae Heterodera avenae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Chaetosiphella stipae
leaf vagrant Aphididae Sipha maydis
leaf vagrant Aphididae Sipha elegans


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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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 13.x.2021