Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Rhus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerCossidaeZeuzera pyrina
leafvagrantdoubtfulLygaeidaeHeterogaster artemisiae
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris pinihalepensis
predatorAnthocoridaeOrius minutus
leafvagrantPieridaeGonepteryx farinosa
leafvagrantTenuipalpidaeBrevipalpus lilium
stemborerCerambycidaeTrichoferus campestris
leafvagrantErebidaeOphiusa tirhaca
leafvagrantEuteliidaeEutelia adulatrix
leafvagrantEuteliidaeEutelia adoratrix
leafvagrantNotodontidaeThaumetopoea solitaria
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAcronicta psi
leafvagrantGeometridaePhaiogramma faustinata
leafvagrantdoubtfulSphingidaeAkbesia davidi
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeoderella adspersula
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia brevis
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia platystoma
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus rhoos
stemborerBuprestidaePolyctesis rhois
stemborerBuprestidaeCapnodis porosa
stemborerBuprestidaeCapnodis cariosa
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia scutellaris
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia umbellatarum
leafvagrantdoubtfulCicadellidaeHespericerus brusinae
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis coriacanus
stemscaleDiaspididaePseudaulacaspis pentagona
leafhiddenGelechiidaeCarpatolechia decorella
stemscaleCoccidaePulvinaria regalis
leafscaleCoccidaePulvinaria hydrangeae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera pruinosa
leafgallspring generationAphididaeMelaphis rhois
leafgallCalophyidaeCalophya rhois
leafgallDiaporthalesApiognomonia errabunda
leafminerGracillariidaeCaloptilia coruscans
leafminerNepticulidaeSimplimorpha promissa
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
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 26.v.2022