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Photos of European Plants with Pest Infestation and Deformations
 

 
Animals as Pest Infestation
e.g. galls from mitches, wasps, and mites, as well as caterpillar-eating, leaf and shoot miners, etc.
Acer campestre /
Field Maple
Aceraceae /
Maple Fam.
 
with galls of gall mite
 
Aceria aceriscampestris NALEPA
Acer pseudoplatanus /
Sycamore
Aceraceae /
Maple Fam.
 
with galls of Sycamore Gall Wasp
 
Pediaspis aceris GMEL.
Achillea ptarmica agg. /
Sneezewort
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
taken by the gall midge
 
Rhopalomyia ptarmicae VALLOT
Aesculus hippocastanum /
Horse Chestnut
Hippocastanaceae /
Horse Chestnut Fam.
 
young plant with Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner Moth
 
Cameraria ohridella DESCHKA & DIMIC
Buxus sempervirens /
Boxtree
Buxaceae /
Box Fam.
 
new shoots after repeated sceletonising by catarpillars of the Box Tree Moth
 
Cydalima perspectalis WALKER
Camelina microcarpa /
Lesser Gold of Pleasure, Small-Seed False-Flax
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
taken by the gall mite
 
Aceria drabae NALEPA
Cardaria draba /
Hoary Cress
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
taken by the gall mite
 
Aceria drabae NALEPA
Cerastium holosteoides /
Common Mouse-Ear
Caryophyllaceae /
Campion Fam.
 
taken by the Psyllid
 
Trioza cerastii L.
Chondrilla juncea /
Rush Skeletonweed
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
with galls of the gall mite
 
Aceria chondrillae CANESTRINI
Conium maculatum /
Hemlock
Apiaceae /
Umbellifers
 
with catarpillar of Swallowtail
 
Papilio machaon L.
Cytisus scoparius /
Scotch Broom
Fabaceae /
Legumes
 
taken by the gall mite
 
Aceria genistae NALEPA
Echium vulgare /
Viper's Bugloss
Boraginaceae /
Borrage Fam.
 
taken by the gall mite
 
Aceria echii CANESTRINI
Euonymus europaeus /
Spindle
Celastraceae /
Spindle Fam.
 
new shoots after sceletonising by the Small Ermine Moth
 
Yponomeuta cagnagella HÜBNER
Euphorbia seguieriana /
Seguier's Spurge
Euphorbiaceae /
Spurge Fam.
 
with Spurge Hawkmoth caterpillar
 
Hyles euphorbiae L. agg.
Fagus sylvatica /
Beech
Fagaceae /
Beech Fam.
 
with the gall of the Beach Pouch Gall Midge
 
Mikiola fagi HARTIG
Gentiana cruciata /
Cross-Leaved Gentian
Gentianaceae /
Gentian Fam.
 
Leaves with eggs of
 
Phengaris rebeli HIRSCHKE
Juncus articulatus /
Jointlead Rush
Juncaceae /
Rush Fam.
 
taken by rush psyllid
 
Livia junci SCHRANK
Pancratium maritimum /
Sea Daffodil
Amaryllidaceae /
Amaryllis Fam.
 
with caterpillars of the Dreaded Lily Borer
 
Brithys crini FABR.
Pastinaca sativa /
Parsnip
Apiaceae /
Umbellifers
 
with catarpillar of
 
Papilio machaon L.
Plantago albicans /
Wooly Plantain
Plantaginaceae /
Plantain Fam.
 
with galls of the mite
 
Eriophyes barroisi FOCKEU
Quercus pubescens /
White Oak
Fagaceae /
Beech Fam.
 
with galls of the Oak Marble Gall Wasp
 
Andricus kollari HARTIG
Quercus pubescens /
White Oak
Fagaceae /
Beech Fam.
 
with galls of the 'Cynipid Gall Wasp'
 
Andricus caputmedusae HARTIG
Quercus robur /
Common Oak
Fagaceae /
Beech Fam.
 
with gall of Oak Gall Wasp
 
Cynips quercusfolii L.
Rhodiola rosea /
Golden Root, Roseroot
Crassulaceae /
Stonecrop Fam.
 
with caterpillar of
 
Parnassius phoebus FABR.
Robinia pseudoacacia /
False Acacia
Fabaceae /
Legumes
 
with mines of the Locust Digitate Leafminer, introduced from America
 
Parectopa robiniella CLEMENS
Rorippa sylvestris /
Creeping Yellow-Cress
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
taken by the gall midge
 
Dasineura sisymbrii SCHRANK
Rosa canina /
Dog Rose, Wild Briar
Rosaceae /
Rose Fam.
 
with gall of gall wasp
 
Diplolepis rosae L.
Scrophularia canina /
French Figwort
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
with Water Betony
 
Cucullia scrophulariae DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER
Scrophularia heterophylla /
Cut-Leaved Figwort
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
with Water Betony
 
Cucullia scrophulariae DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER
Scrophularia nodosa /
Common Figwort
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
with Water Betony
 
Cucullia scrophulariae DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER
Senecio jacobaea /
Common Ragwort
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
with caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth
 
Tyria jacobaeae L.
Solanum triflorum /
Small Nightshade
Solanaceae /
Nightshade Fam.
 
with larva of Colorado Potato Beetle
 
Leptinotarsa decemlineata SAY
Solanum tuberosum /
Potato
Solanaceae /
Nightshade Fam.
 
with Colorado Potato Beetle
 
Leptinotarsa decemlineata SAY
Verbascum alpinum /
Alpine Mullein
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
with caterpillar of the Striped Lychnis
 
Cucullia lychnitis RAMBUR
Veronica chamaedrys /
Germander Speedwell
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
with gall of the gall midge
 
Jaapiella veronicae VALLOT
 
Fungi as Pest Infestation
e.g. mildew, rust fungi, ergot fungi, etc. Several of these are specific for one or few closely related plant species.
Acer pseudoplatanus /
Sycamore
Aceraceae /
Maple Fam.
 
taken by Sycamore Tarspot fungus
 
Rhytisma acerinum (PERS.) FR.
Adoxa moschatellina /
Moschatel, Town-Hall Clock
Adoxaceae /
Moschatel Fam.
 
taken by rust fungus
 
Puccinia adoxae R.HEDW.
Anemone nemorosa /
Wood Anemone
Ranunculaceae /
Buttercup Fam.
 
taken by the fungus
 
Dumontinia tuberosa (BULL.) L.M.KOHN
Bromus inermis /
Hungarian Brome
Poaceae /
Grass Fam.
 
with ergot fungus
 
Claviceps purpurea (FR.) TUL.
Euphorbia cyparissias /
Cypress Spurge
Euphorbiaceae /
Spurge Fam.
 
is taken with rust fungus Toadstool
 
Uromyces pisi (DC.) G.H.OTTH. agg.
Euphorbia verrucosa /
Warty Spurge
Euphorbiaceae /
Spurge Fam.
 
taken by fungus
 
Uromyces pisi (DC.) G.H.OTTH. agg.
Falcaria vulgaris /
Longleaf
Apiaceae /
Umbellifers
 
taken by fungus
 
Puccinia falcariae (SPRENG.) FUCKEL
Mahonia aquifolium /
Shining Oregon Grape, Tall Oregon Grape
Berberidaceae /
Barberry Fam.
 
taken by Mahonia Rust
 
Cumminsiella mirabilissima (PECK) NANNF.
Rhododendron ferrugineum /
Alpenrose
Ericaceae /
Heather Fam.
 
taken by fungus
 
Exobasidium rhododendri (FUCKEL) C.E.KRAMER
Rhododendron ferrugineum /
Alpenrose
Ericaceae /
Heather Fam.
 
taken by the fungal rust
 
Chrysomyxa rhododendri DE BARY
Rhododendron hirsutum /
Hairy Rhododendron
Ericaceae /
Heather Fam.
 
taken by fungus
 
Exobasidium rhododendri (FUCKEL) C.E.KRAMER
Rosa spinosissima /
Burnet Rose
Rosaceae /
Rose Fam.
 
taken by rust fungus
 
Phragmidium rosae-pimpinellifoliae DIETEL
Rubus nemorosus /
Wood Bramble
Rosaceae /
Rose Fam.
 
taken by the rust fungus
 
Phragmidium violaceum (SCHULTZ) G.WINTER
Salix alba /
White Willow
Salicaceae /
Willow Fam.
 
taken by Willow Rust
 
Melampsora salicina LEV. s.l.
Secale cereale /
Rye
Poaceae /
Grass Fam.
 
with ergot fungus
 
Claviceps purpurea (FR.) TUL.
Sempervivum arachnoideum /
Cobweb House-Leek
Crassulaceae /
Stonecrop Fam.
 
taken by rust fungus
 
Endophyllum sempervivi (ALB. & SCHWEIN) DE BARY
Sesleria albicans /
Moor Grass
Poaceae /
Grass Fam.
 
with ergot fungus
 
Claviceps purpurea (FR.) TUL.
Thlaspi caerulescens /
Alpine Penny-Cress
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
taken by rust fungus
 
Puccinia thlaspeos G.SCHUB.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea /
Cowberry
Ericaceae /
Heather Fam.
 
the red leaves are taken by the fungus
 
Exobasidium splendidum NANNFELDT
Zea mays /
Maize, Sweetcorn
Poaceae /
Grass Fam.
 
with galls of the fungal disease Maize Smut
 
Ustilago maydis (DC.) CORDA
 
Plants as Pest Infestation
e.g. Broomrape (Orobanche / Phelipanche), Dodder (Cuscuta), Mistletoe (Viscum), etc. Orobanche and Phelipanche with hosts can also be found here, other parasitic plants with hosts there. Several species of Orobanche and Phelipanche are also found under the Broomrape Family (Orobanchaceae), of Cuscuta under the Bindweed Family (Convolvulaceae), and of Viscum under the Mistletoe Family (Loranthaceae).
Helianthus annuus /
Sunflower
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
at the lower part of the stem with Gronovius' Dodder
 
Cuscuta gronovii
Nicotiana tabacum /
Virginian Tobacco
Solanaceae /
Nightshade Fam.
 
taken by
 
Phelipanche ramosa
Pinus sylvestris /
Scot's Pine
Pinaceae /
Pine Fam.
 
at the lower right branches the Pine Mistletoe
 
Viscum album subsp. austriacum
 
Deformations and unknown Pest Infestation
e.g. detriment by dryness and frost, deformations for unknown reason, etc.
Color variants can not be found here, but there.
Alliaria petiolata /
Garlic Mustard
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
taken by a pest, most probably caused by an animal
Anemone coronaria /
Poppy Anemone, Crown Anemone
Ranunculaceae /
Buttercup Fam.
 
double blossom
Anemone nemorosa /
Wood Anemone
Ranunculaceae /
Buttercup Fam.
 
double blossom
Arabis glabra /
Tower Mustard
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
detriment by dryness
Asplenium ceterach /
Rustyback, Scale Fern
Polypodiaceae /
Ferns
 
marred by dryness
Betula pendula /
Silver Birch
Betulaceae /
Birch Fam.
 
detriment by dryness
Cirsium arvense /
Creeping Thistle
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
taken by a fungus disease?
Impatiens parviflora /
Small Balsam
Balsaminaceae /
Balsam Fam.
 
with dryness detriment at the leaves
Juncus effusus /
Soft Rush
Juncaceae /
Rush Fam.
 
detriment by dryness
Lepidium virginicum /
Least Pepperwort
Brassicaceae /
Crucifers
 
dysmorphic plant in the port, probably due to herbicide?
Linaria vulgaris /
Common Toadflax
Scrophulariaceae /
Figwort Fam.
 
peloria: atavism, probably caused by herbicide
Lycopodium clavatum /
Stag's-Horn Clubmoss, Common Clubmoss
Lycopodiaceae /
Clubmoss Fam.
 
plants grown together
Minuartia spec1 /
Sandwort
Caryophyllaceae /
Campion Fam.
 
double form of natural origin?
Muscari comosum /
Tassel Hyacinth
Liliaceae /
Lily Fam.
 
Deformation
Ornithogalum exscapum /
White Star of Bethlehem
Liliaceae /
Lily Fam.
 
Krüppel/cripple
Oxalis acetosella /
Wood Sorrel
Oxalidaceae /
Wood-Sorrel Fam.
 
partial destruction of the chlorophyll by late frost (Hegi Vol.4, part 3, p.1653)
Oxalis pes-caprae /
Bermuda Buttercup
Oxalidaceae /
Wood-Sorrel Fam.
 
var. pleniflora: double blossom
Ranunculus repens /
Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculaceae /
Buttercup Fam.
 
double blossom
Rubus lindleyanus /
Lindley's Bramble
Rosaceae /
Rose Fam.
 
taken by a fungus?
Salix caprea /
Goat Willow
Salicaceae /
Willow Fam.
 
with fasciated (ribbon formed) branch
Senecio vernalis /
Eastern Groundsel
Asteraceae /
Composite Fam.
 
dysmorphic plant in the port, probably due to herbicide?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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