Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Cotinus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
rootfilmPlectosphaerellaceaeVerticillium dahliae
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeOvularia coyni
leafleaf spotPhyllostictaceaePhyllosticta rhois
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeSeptoria rhoina
stemkankerSporocadaceaeSeimatosporium lichenicola
leafleaf spotChaetomellaceaePilidium lythri
predatorPteromalidaeRhaphitelus maculatus
leafscalePseudococcidaePseudococcus comstocki
leafvagrantErebidaeHyphantria cunea
leafvagrantEuteliidaeEutelia adulatrix
leafvagrantErebidaeOphiusa tirhaca
leafvagrantErebidaeLymantria dispar
leafvagrantdoubtfulErebidaeParocneria terebinthi
leafhiddendoubtfulCrambidaeAnania crocealis
leafvagrantdoubtfulSphingidaeAkbesia davidi
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia brevis
stemborerBuprestidaeCapnodis cariosa
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZyginidia pullula
stemborerCurculionidaeChaetoptelius vestitus
stemborerCurculionidaeCarphoborus perrisi
leafvagrantTetranychidaeTetranychus urticae
leafhiddenGelechiidaeCarpatolechia decorella
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria szepligetii
leafvagrantEriophyidaeEpitrimerus cotini
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia cotini
leafdownrarelyErysiphalesErysiphe alphitoides
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe cotini
leafdownrarelyErysiphalesPodosphaera pannosa
leafgallCalophyidaeCalophya rhois
leafminerNepticulidaeSimplimorpha promissa
unknowngallCecidomyiidaeDasineura cotini
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae


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 16.x.2022