Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cistus halimifolius

synonym: Halimium, Helianthemum, halimifolium

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemscalePseudococcidaeCoccidohystrix insolita
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAporophyla nigra
leafvagrantErebidaeOphiusa tirhaca
leafvagrantErebidaeCerocala scapulosa
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAcronicta auricoma
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAcronicta euphorbiae
leafvagrantErebidaeOrgyia trigotephras
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeLasiocampa trifolii
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeStreblote panda
leafvagrantLasiocampidaePsilogaster loti
leafvagrantSaturniidaeSaturnia pavonia
leafvagrantErebidaeArtimelia latreillei
leafvagrantLycaenidaePlebejus argus
leafvagrantGeometridaeRhoptria asperaria
leafvagrantErebidaeCoscinia cribraria
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeTrichiura castiliana
rootborerBuprestidaeAgrilus elegans
unknownunknownApionidaePhrissotrichum revelieri
leafvagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletobius pubescens
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius biguttatus
leafhiddenGelechiidaeAnacampsis scintillella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeDichomeris limbipunctellus
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis cisticola
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura herminii
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafminerNepticulidaeParafomoria halimivora
leafgallAphididaeAphis helianthemi


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 2.xi.2021