Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tamarix gallica


synonym: Tamarix anglica, anglica subsp. bertholotii, brachystylis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem scale Pseudococcidae Trabutina mannipara
stem scale Pseudococcidae Trabutina elastica
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Coniatus wenckeri
unknown unknown Nanophyidae Corimalia tetrastigma
stem gall Gelechiidae Amblypalpis olivierella
flower vagrant Lygaeidae Artheneis foveolata
flower vagrant Lygaeidae Artheneis wagneri
leaf vagrant Miridae Auchenocrepis minutissima
predator Nabidae Nabis viridulus
leaf vagrant Miridae Tuponia tamarisci
leaf vagrant Miridae Tuponia arcufera
leaf vagrant Miridae Megalodactylus macularubra
leaf vagrant Miridae Tuponia spilana
leaf vagrant Miridae Tuponia hippophaes
leaf vagrant Miridae Tuponia brevirostris
leaf vagrant Miridae Camptotylus yersini
scale Coccidae Pulvinaria psidii
stem scale Coccidae Saissetia oleae
scale Diaspididae Chrysomphalus aonidum
stem scale Margarodidae Icerya purchasi
scale Diaspididae Prodiaspis tamaricicola
leaf vagrant Erebidae Clytie syriaca
leaf vagrant Erebidae Clytie illunaris
flower vagrant Geometridae Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Biston betularia
leaf vagrant doubtful Geometridae Epirrita christyi
flower borer Geometridae Eupithecia ultimaria
leaf vagrant Geometridae Chiasmia aestimaria
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Diorhabda elongata
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Diorhabda sublineata
stem vagrant adult Aphrophoridae Aphrophora alni
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Opsius lethierryi
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Opsius stactogalus
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Empoasca affinis
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Coniatus suavis
unknown unknown Nanophyidae Hypophyes minutissimus
leaf vagrant Phlaeothripidae Liothrips reuteri
leaf vagrant Phlaeothripidae Apterygothrips neolongiceps
leaf vagrant Thripidae Scirtothrips inermis
leaf vagrant Aphalaridae Colposcenia traciana
leaf vagrant Aphalaridae Colposcenia aliena
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Psectrosema album
flower gall Nanophyidae Hypophyes pallidulus
flower gall Nanophyidae Corimalia tamarisci
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Coniatus tamarisci
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Coniatus repandus
leaf hidden Tortricidae Clepsis coriacanus
stem scale Coccidae Parthenolecanium corni
flower hidden Pyralidae Merulempista cingillella
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Ornativalva pseudotamaricella
leaf vagrant Gelechiidae Ornativalva plutelliformis
leaf vagrant Pterophoridae Agdistis tamaricis
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Istrianis arenicolella
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Vasates immigrans
stem borer Sesiidae Synanthedon theryi
fruit gall Nanophyidae Nanophyes pallidus
stem vagrant Aphididae Brachyunguis tamaricis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae fabae
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Aceria tamaricis
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Psectrosema acuticorne
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Psectrosema nigrum
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Psectrosema provinciale
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Psectrosema tamaricis
stem gall Diaspididae Chionaspis salicis
stem gall Gelechiidae Parapodia sinaica
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis 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.


Last modified 28.i.2024