Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cistus monspeliensis

montpellier cistus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorEulophidaeCirrospilus vittatus
leafvagrantMiridaePachyxyphus yelamosi
leafvagrantMiridaeReuterista instabilis
leafvagrantMiridaeTinicephalus macciae
leafvagrantBerytidaeNeides aduncus
leafvagrantBerytidaeApoplymus pectoralis
leafvagrantMiridaePachyxyphus lineellus
leafscalePseudococcidaeCoccidohystrix artemisiae
leafvagrantLasiocampidaePsilogaster loti
leafvagrantGeometridaeCrocallis tusciaria
rootborerBuprestidaeAgrilus elegans
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeBrachyderes marginellus
leafvagrantdoubtfulCicadellidaeMegophthalmus scabripennis
flowerborerNitidulidaeAcanthogethes fuscus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius guanchorum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius cisti
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius biguttatus
leafvagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletobius pubescens
unknownscaleEriococcidaeRhizococcus cistacearum
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis coriacanus
leafhiddenGelechiidaeNeotelphusa cisti
fruitborerPyralidaeAcrobasis obliqua
leafvagrantPyralidaeAcrobasis bithynella
leafvagrantPterophoridaeStangeia siceliota
leafhiddenGelechiidaeDichomeris limbipunctellus
leaf budborerGelechiidaeNeotelphusa huemeri
unknownborerlarvaApionidaePhrissotrichum tubuliferum
flowergallApionidaePhrissotrichum tubiferum
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia afer
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis cisticola
stemgallApionidaeCistapion cyanescens
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora eupreta
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis lichtensteini
fruitgallApionidaePhrissotrichum rugicolle
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafdownErysiphalesOidiopsis cisti
leafminerChrysomelidaeDicladispa testacea
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora bilineella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora confluella
leafminerGracillariidaeTriberta cistifoliella
leafminerMomphidaeUrodeta hibernella
leafminerNepticulidaeParafomoria cistivora


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.iv.2022