Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tamarix gallica


synonym: Tamarix anglica, anglica subsp. bertholotii, brachystylis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemgallGelechiidaeAmblypalpis olivierella
flowervagrantLygaeidaeArtheneis foveolata
flowervagrantLygaeidaeArtheneis wagneri
leafvagrantMiridaeAuchenocrepis minutissima
predatorNabidaeNabis viridulus
leafvagrantMiridaeTuponia tamarisci
leafvagrantMiridaeTuponia arcufera
leafvagrantMiridaeMegalodactylus macularubra
leafvagrantMiridaeTuponia spilana
leafvagrantMiridaeTuponia hippophaes
leafvagrantMiridaeTuponia brevirostris
leafvagrantMiridaeCamptotylus yersini
scaleCoccidaePulvinaria psidii
stemscaleCoccidaeSaissetia oleae
scaleDiaspididaeChrysomphalus aonidum
stemscaleMargarodidaeIcerya purchasi
scaleDiaspididaeProdiaspis tamaricicola
leafvagrantErebidaeClytie syriaca
leafvagrantErebidaeClytie illunaris
flowervagrantGeometridaeGymnoscelis rufifasciata
leafvagrantGeometridaeBiston betularia
leafvagrantdoubtfulGeometridaeEpirrita christyi
flowerborerGeometridaeEupithecia ultimaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeChiasmia aestimaria
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeDiorhabda elongata
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeDiorhabda sublineata
stemvagrantadultAphrophoridaeAphrophora alni
leafvagrantCicadellidaeOpsius lethierryi
leafvagrantCicadellidaeOpsius stactogalus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEmpoasca affinis
leafvagrantCurculionidaeConiatus suavis
unknownunknownNanophyidaeHypophyes minutissimus
leafvagrantPhlaeothripidaeLiothrips reuteri
leafvagrantPhlaeothripidaeApterygothrips neolongiceps
leafvagrantThripidaeScirtothrips inermis
leafvagrantAphalaridaeColposcenia traciana
leafvagrantAphalaridaeColposcenia aliena
stemgallCecidomyiidaePsectrosema album
flowergallNanophyidaeHypophyes pallidulus
flowergallNanophyidaeCorimalia tamarisci
leafvagrantCurculionidaeConiatus tamarisci
leafvagrantCurculionidaeConiatus repandus
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis coriacanus
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
flowerhiddenPyralidaeMerulempista cingillella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeOrnativalva pseudotamaricella
leafvagrantGelechiidaeOrnativalva plutelliformis
leafvagrantPterophoridaeAgdistis tamaricis
leafhiddenGelechiidaeIstrianis arenicolella
leafvagrantEriophyidaeVasates immigrans
stemborerSesiidaeSynanthedon theryi
fruitgallNanophyidaeNanophyes pallidus
stemvagrantAphididaeBrachyunguis tamaricis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria tamaricis
stemgallCecidomyiidaePsectrosema acuticorne
stemgallCecidomyiidaePsectrosema nigrum
stemgallCecidomyiidaePsectrosema provinciale
stemgallCecidomyiidaePsectrosema tamaricis
stemgallDiaspididaeChionaspis salicis
stemgallGelechiidaeParapodia sinaica
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii


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.


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