montpellier cistus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
fruit borer Pyralidae Acrobasis obliqua
leaf vagrant Pyralidae Acrobasis bithynella
leaf vagrant Pterophoridae Stangeia siceliota
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Dichomeris limbipunctellus
leaf bud borer Gelechiidae Neotelphusa huemeri
unknown borer larva Apionidae Phrissotrichum tubuliferum
flower gall Apionidae Phrissotrichum tubiferum
leaf scale Aleyrodidae Bemisia afer
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis cisticola
stem gall Apionidae Cistapion cyanescens
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora eupreta
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis lichtensteini
fruit gall Apionidae Phrissotrichum rugicolle
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf down Erysiphales Oidiopsis cisti
leaf miner Chrysomelidae Dicladispa testacea
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora bilineella
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora confluella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Triberta cistifoliella
leaf miner Momphidae Urodeta hibernella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Parafomoria 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.


mod 8.i.2020