Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pistacia terebinthus subsp. palaestina

synonym: Pistacia palaestina

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
stem scale Coccidae Eulecanium tiliae
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Grammoptera baudii
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Nathrius brevipennis
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Chlorophorus sartor
leaf gall Aphididae Geoica utricularia
leaf scale Diaspididae Suturaspis pistaciae
stem scale Coccidae Ceroplastes rusci
unknown unknown Gelechiidae Palumbina guerinii
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Carpatolechia decorella
stem scale Coccidae Anapulvinaria pistaciae
leaf vagrant Notodontidae Thaumetopoea solitaria
leaf vagrant Sphingidae Akbesia davidi
stem borer Buprestidae Agrilus sylviae
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Rectinasus buxtoni
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Baizongia pistaciae
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Forda formicaria
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Forda marginata
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Geoica utricularia
leaf gall spring generation Aphididae Paracletus cimiciformis
leaf gall Psyllidae Agonoscena cisti
leaf gall Psyllidae Agonoscena pistaciae
leaf gall Psyllidae Megagonoscena gallicola
leaf gall Psyllidae Megagonoscena viridis


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 25.i.2024