Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cistus salviifolius

sage-leaved rock-rose, salvia cistus, gallipoli rose

synonym: Cistus salvifolius

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantrarelyMiridaePhytocoris flammula
seedsvagrantLygaeidaeNotochilus ferrugineus
seedsvagrantLygaeidaeRaglius tristis
leafvagrantMiridaePachyxyphus lineellus
leafvagrantMiridaeMalacotes mulsanti
leafvagrantErebidaeGrammodes bifasciata
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAporophyla nigra
leafvagrantErebidaeOphiusa tirhaca
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAcronicta auricoma
leafvagrantNotodontidaeThaumetopoea herculeana
leafvagrantErebidaeOrgyia trigotephras
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeStreblote panda
leafvagrantLasiocampidaePsilogaster loti
leafvagrantGeometridaeCrocallis tusciaria
leafvagrantErebidaeArtimelia latreillei
leafvagrantGeometridaeCyclophora puppillaria
leafvagrantdoubtfulGeometridaeRhoptria asperaria
leafvagrantErebidaeCoscinia cribraria
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
flowerborerGelechiidaeOxypteryx helotella
rootborerBuprestidaeAgrilus elegans
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius biguttatus
leafvagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletobius pubescens
rootscaleEriococcidaeRhizococcus istresianus
fruitborerGelechiidaeMesophleps corsicella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeNeotelphusa cisti
leafhiddenScythrididaeScythris cistorum
fruitborerPyralidaeAcrobasis obliqua
leafvagrantPyralidaeAcrobasis bithynella
leafvagrantPterophoridaeStangeia siceliota
leafhiddenGelechiidaeAnacampsis scintillella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeDichomeris limbipunctellus
leafhiddenTortricidaeLozotaenia cupidinana
leafhiddenPyralidaePempelia palumbella
leaf budborerGelechiidaeNeotelphusa huemeri
leafvagrantDiptilomiopidaeAsetadiptacus salvifoliae
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia tabaci
stemgallApionidaeCistapion cyanescens
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis lupoi
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis lichtensteini
stemvagrantmainAphididaeAphis cisticola
flowergallApionidaePhrissotrichum tubiferum
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula taurica
leafdownErysiphalesOidiopsis cisti
leafminerChrysomelidaeDicladispa testacea
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora bilineella
leafminerGracillariidaeTriberta cistifoliella
leafminerNepticulidaeParafomoria cistivora
leafminerNepticulidaeParafomoria pseudocistivora
leafminerPsychidaeApterona gracilis
leafminerPsychidaeApterona helicoidella
leafvagrantPsyllidaeLisronia varicicosta


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