Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Salicornia

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa suaedivorella
predatorPteromalidaeMesopolobus flaviclavatus
leafvagrantLygaeidaeEngistus boops
leafvagrantLygaeidaeHenestaris irroratus
fruitvagrantCydnidaeCydnus aterrimus
leafgallPiesmatidaeParapiesma quadratum
leafvagrantMiridaeOrthotylus palustris
leafvagrantMiridaeHadrophyes sulphurella
leafvagrantPentatomidaeBrachynema purpureomarginatum
predatorAnthocoridaeOrius niger
leafvagrantMiridaeOrthotylus moncreaffi
scaleDiaspididaeDiaspidiotus jaapi
stemgallCecidomyiidaeStefaniola mediterranea
leafvagrantCicadellidaeCirculifer haematoceps
unknownunknownCurculionidaeConorhynchus brevirostris
unknownunknownCurculionidaeBaris convexicollis
stemborerCurculionidaeCosmobaris scolopacea
unknownunknownCurculionidaeMetadonus distinguendus
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeCassida vittata
rootborerChrysomelidaeChaetocnema tibialis
leafvagrantAphalaridaeRhodochlanis bicolor
stemscaleEriococcidaeAcanthococcus thymi
stemborerPyralidaeGymnancyla canella
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis spectrana
stemvagrantOrtheziidaeOrthezia urticae
stemscaleCoccidaeCajalecanium salicorniae
fruitborerTortricidaeGynnidomorpha permixtana
leaf budwitches’ broomEriophyidaeAceria salicorniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeXeniomyza ilicitensis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora atriplicis
leafminerCurculionidaePseudophytobius acalloides
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerEphydridaeClanoneurum cimiciforme
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa nitentella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa salinella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces salicorniae
stemborerColeophoridaeColeophora salicorniae
stemgallCecidomyiidaeBaldratia salicorniae


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 11.vii.2022