Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Buxus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Simo hirticornis
root vagrant Curculionidae Peritelus sphaeroides
unknown unknown Curculionidae Euplister hybridus
unknown unknown Curculionidae Gymnomorphus mononychus
unknown unknown Curculionidae Pseudomeira adusticornis
unknown unknown Curculionidae Pseudomeira prolixa
unknown unknown Curculionidae Pseudomeira baetica
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Euplister minus
leaf leaf spot Nectriaceae Calonectria pseudonaviculata
stem kanker Nectriaceae Pseudonectria buxi
leaf vagrant Geometridae Menophra nycthemeraria
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Anaglyptus gibbosus
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Drymochares starcki
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Oligonychus ilicis
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Oligonychus ununguis
leaf scale Coccidae Coccus hesperidum
stem scale Diaspididae Pseudaulacaspis pentagona
leaf vagrant Miridae Agnocoris rubicundus
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Noctua comes
leaf scale Eriococcidae Eriococcus buxi
root film Helicobasidiaceae Helicobasidium purpureum
leaf leaf spot Botryosphaeriaceae Dothiorella candollei
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ovularia buxi
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta buxicola
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta buxina
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta limbalis
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta auerswaldii
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta propinqua
leaf leaf spot Phaeosphaeriaceae Hendersonia buxi
leaf leaf spot Xylariaceae Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta buxina
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta sphingina
stem kanker Nectriaceae Nectria mariae
leaf vagrant Miridae Phytocoris buxi
leaf vagrant rarely Miridae Phytocoris juniperi
predator Anthocoridae Brachysteles parvicornis
predator Anthocoridae Anthocoris amplicollis
predator Anthocoridae Anthocoris confusus
predator Anthocoridae Anthocoris nemorum
leaf vagrant Coreidae Gonocerus juniperi
leaf vagrant Miridae Pinalitus cervinus
predator Anthocoridae Anthocoris butleri
fruit vagrant Coreidae Gonocerus acuteangulatus
leaf vagrant Pieridae Gonepteryx farinosa
leaf vagrant Geometridae Selidosema taeniolaria
scale Diaspididae Chrysomphalus pinnulifer
leaf scale Diaspididae Unaspis euonymi
stem scale Margarodidae Icerya purchasi
leaf scale Coccidae Protopulvinaria pyriformis
scale Diaspididae Chrysomphalus dictyospermi
scale Diaspididae Hemiberlesia rapax
leaf vagrant Erebidae Hyphantria cunea
stem scale Coccidae Ceroplastes ceriferus
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Celastrina argiolus
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Orientus ishidae
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Bryobia kissophila
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Eurytetranychus latus
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Panonychus ulmi
stem vagrant Flatidae Metcalfa pruinosa
leaf vagrant Crambidae Cydalima perspectalis
stem scale Coccidae Parthenolecanium corni
stem scale Diaspididae Dynaspidiotus britannicus
leaf vagrant Psyllidae Spanioneura fonscolombei
leaf hidden Tortricidae Ditula angustiorana
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Eriophyes tricheutes
leaf vagrant Unknown code! Eriophyidae Eriophyes parabuxi
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Calepitrimerus buxi
stem scale Diaspididae Lepidosaphes ulmi
systemic scale Diaspididae Parlatoria oleae
systemic gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes canestrinii
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes buxi
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes crinites
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Monarthropalpus flavus
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria unguiculata
leaf gall Psyllidae Psylla buxi
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia buxi
stem scale Coccidae Parthenolecanium corni
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae


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 29.xii.2023