Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Myrica

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLithophane lamda
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXylena vetusta
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAcronicta menyanthidis
leafvagrantSaturniidaeSaturnia pavonia
leafvagrantGeometridaeSelenia dentaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeRheumaptera hastata
leafvagrantGeometridaeCleora cinctaria
leafvagrantPyralidaeUdea ferrugalis
leafvagrantadultCicadellidaeColladonus torneellus
leafvagrantadultCixiidaeCixius similis
stemvagrantadultAphrophoridaeAphrophora major
leafhiddenChimabachidaeDiurnea fagella
leafhiddenTortricidaeOrthotaenia undulana
leafhiddenChimabachidaeDasystoma salicella
leafhiddenrarelyTortricidaeStictea mygindiana
leafhiddenTortricidaePammene luedersiana
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips betulana
leafhiddenGelechiidaePseudotelphusa paripunctella
leafhiddenTortricidaeHedya nubiferana
leafhiddenTortricidaeEpinotia caprana
leafhiddenTortricidaeSpilonota ocellana
leafhiddenTortricidaeDitula angustiorana
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis senecionana
leafhiddenTortricidaeSyndemis musculana
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips xylosteana
leafhiddenmainTortricidaeChoristoneura lafauryana
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips rosana
leafhiddenTortricidaeChoristoneura hebenstreitella
leafhiddenTortricidaePandemis heparana
leafhiddenTortricidaePhiledonides lunana
leafhiddenTortricidaePhiledone gerningana
leafhiddenTortricidaeExapate congelatella
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris lipsiana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris rufana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris maccana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAcleris caledoniana
leafhiddenrarelyTortricidaeAcleris notana
leafhiddenTortricidaeArgyrotaenia ljungiana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAphelia viburniana
leafleaf spotCapnodialesPhacellium rufibasis
leafminerBucculatricidaeBucculatrix cidarella
leafminerBucculatricidaeBucculatrix myricae
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora cornutella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora lusciniaepennella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora milvipennis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora serratella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora violacea
leafminerCurculionidaeRhamphus pulicarius
leafminerCurculionidaeOrchestes jota
leafminerGracillariidaeCaloptilia stigmatella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLyonetia ledi
leafminerNepticulidaeStigmella salicis
leafminerrarelyYponomeutidaeAtemelia torquatella
leafvagrantEriophyidaePhyllocoptes myricae
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora siccifolia
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzocallis myricae


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 1.ix.2021