Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Eucalyptus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorEulophidaeClosterocerus chamaeleon
predatorTorymidaeMegastigmus sichuanensis
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaePolydrusus parallelus
stemborerCerambycidaePhoracantha recurva
leafvagrantErebidaeLymantria dispar
leafvagrantThaumastocoridaeThaumastocoris peregrinus
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeHorvathiolus superbus
leafpredatorPentatomidaeAcrosternum heegeri
predatorAnthocoridaeDufouriellus ater
ChrysomelidaeTrachymela sloanei
scaleDiaspididaeHemiberlesia rapax
stemborerCerambycidaePhoracantha semipunctata
predatorEulophidaeQuadrastichus mendeli
leafvagrantCurculionidaeGonipterus scutellatus
stemborerBuprestidaeEurythyrea micans
stemborerCurculionidaeHypoborus ficus
stemborerCurculionidaeHypothenemus eruditus
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborinus saxesenii
unknownunknownAnthribidaeBruchela schusteri
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
flowerhiddenThripidaeIsoneurothrips australis
leafvagrantAphalaridaeBlastopsylla occidentalis
leaf budgallEriophyidaePhyllocoptes cacolyptae
leafvagrantAphalaridaeCtenarytaina eucalypti
leafscaleAleyrodidaeBemisia afer
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
leafdownErysiphalesGolovinomyces orontii
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera aphanis
leafgallEulophidaeLeptocybe invasa
leafgallEulophidaeOphelimus maskelli
leafgallEulophidaeOphelimus spec
leafvagrantPsyllidaeGlycaspis brimblecombei


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.


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