Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Arctostaphylos

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaeRibautocapsus bruckii
rootvagrantScutelleridaePhimodera lapponica
leafvagrantNoctuidaeCoranarta cordigera
leafvagrantNoctuidaeCoranarta restricta
leafvagrantNoctuidaeHyppa rectilinea
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAmmopolia witzenmanni
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeMalacosoma alpicola
leafvagrantCicadellidaeOphiola russeola
flowerhiddenThripidaeCeratothrips ericae
leafhiddenTortricidaeApotomis sauciana
leafhiddenTortricidaeStictea mygindiana
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis rurinana
leafhiddenTortricidaePhiledonides lunana
leafvagrantEriophyidaeEpitrimerus venustus
leafvagrantEriophyidaeTetra durmitorensis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculops manzanitae
leafscaleAleyrodidaeAleurotuba jelinekii
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria jaapi
leafleaf spotExobasidialesExobasidium sydowianum
leafleaf spotHelotialesGloeosporium alpinum
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora arctostaphyli
leafminerNepticulidaeEtainia albibimaculella
leafminerTortricidaeArgyroploce arbutella
leafminerTortricidaeEpinotia nemorivaga
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPucciniastrum sparsum
stemwitches’ broomExobasidialesExobasidium angustisporum
stemwitches’ broomExobasidialesExobasidium uvae-ursi
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis uvaeursi
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis vaccinii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeWahlgreniella ossiannilssoni


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 30.i.2022