Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rosmarinus officinalis


organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantCoreidaeGonocerus insidiator
leafvagrantMiridaeClosterotomus norwegicus
leafvagrantrarelyMiridaePhytocoris juniperi
leafvagrantrarelyLygaeidaeTropidothorax leucopterus
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris sanctipetri
leafvagrantdoubtfulMiridaeConostethus venustus
leafvagrantMiridaeCompsidolon crotchi
leafvagrantdoubtfulMiridaePachyxyphus lineellus
stemscalePseudococcidaePlanococcus citri
stemscaleMargarodidaeIcerya purchasi
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia rosmarinata
leafdowndoubtfulPeronosporalesPeronospora salviae-officinalis
leafvagrantdoubtfulErebidaeCoscinia mariarosae
leafvagrantGeometridaeCrocallis tusciaria
leafvagrantErebidaeArtimelia latreillei
leafvagrantErebidaeDysauxes punctata
flowervagrantGeometridaeGymnoscelis rufifasciata
leafvagrantErebidaeCoscinia cribraria
leafvagrantGeometridaePetrophora convergata
leafvagrantGeometridaePhaiogramma faustinata
fruitborerTortricidaeLobesia botrana
unknownunknowndoubtfulOpostegidaePseudopostega chalcopepla
leafvagrantdoubtfulTingidaeDerephysia nigricosta
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEupteryx zelleri
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEupteryx decemnotata
stemscalePseudococcidaePeliococcus martinezi
unknownunknownTephritidaeOxyaciura tibialis
flowerborerNitidulidaeThymogethes grenieri
unknownunknownChrysomelidaeColaspina saportae
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina salviae
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus obliteratoides
rootvagrantChrysomelidaeLongitarsus tarraconensis
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeChrysolina americana
leafvagrantPterophoridaeMerrifieldia malacodactylus
leafhiddenCrambidaePyrausta sanguinalis
leafvagrantTenuipalpidaeCenopalpus officinalis
leafvagrantTenuipalpidaeCenopalpus adventicus
flowerborerPterophoridaeAmblyptilia acanthadactyla
leafscaleCoccidaeLichtensia viburni
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
systemicscaleDiaspididaeParlatoria oleae
stemscaleCoccidaeSaissetia oleae
leafvagrantTenuipalpidaeBrevipalpus lewisi
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis frangulae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura rosmarini
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces monardae
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula duriaei
leafdownErysiphalesNeoërysiphe galeopsidis
leafgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia rosmarini
leafminerCosmopterigidaeVulcaniella rosmarinella
leafminerNepticulidaeGlaucolepis rosmarinella
stemgallPseudomonadalesPseudomonas syringae
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
leafgallrarelyAphididaeAphis affinis


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 17.iv.2022