Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Chamaecyparis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Neoclytus acuminatus
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Poecilium lividum
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Oligonychus lagodechii
leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Oligonychus ununguis
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Semanotus laurasii
leaf vagrant Tenuipalpidae Pentamerismus erythreus
dead wood borer Cerambycidae Poecilium glabratum
leaf vagrant Tenuipalpidae Pentamerismus oregonensis
stem borer Cerambycidae Spondylis buprestoides
dead wood Cerambycidae Callidiellum rufipenne
stem kanker Sporocadaceae Seiridium cardinale
stem kanker Sporocadaceae Seiridium cardinale
stem scale Pseudococcidae Pseudococcus viburni
root scale Rhizoecidae Rhizoecus falcifer
stem borer Curculionidae Phloeosinus rudis
stem borer Curculionidae Phloeosinus aubei
root film Pythiaceae Pythium sylvaticum
leaf leaf spot Sporocadaceae Truncatella angustata
systemic film Peronosporaceae Phytophthora cambivora
root film Peronosporaceae Phytophthora citricola
systemic down Sclerotiniaceae Botrytis cinerea
root film Peronosporaceae Phytophthora cinnamomi
fruit vagrant Lygaeidae Kleidocerys resedae
leaf vagrant Miridae Phytocoris parvulus
predator Miridae Phytocoris intricatus
Miridae Phytocoris diversitatis
flower vagrant Acanthosomatidae Cyphostethus tristriatus
predator Anthocoridae Cardiastethus fasciiventris
leaf vagrant Miridae Orthotylus caprai
leaf vagrant Rhopalidae Corizus hyoscyami
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Rhaphigaster nebulosa
leaf vagrant Miridae Orthotylus junipericola
flower vagrant Lygaeidae Orsillus depressus
leaf vagrant Miridae Dichrooscytus gustavi
leaf scale Diaspididae Aonidia mediterranea
stem scale Pseudococcidae Planococcus vovae
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Lithophane leautieri
leaf vagrant Geometridae Eupithecia intricata
stem borer Buprestidae Lamprodila festiva
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Hishimonus hamatus
leaf vagrant Cicadellidae Liguropia juniperi
stem borer Curculionidae Phloeosinus thujae
stem borer Curculionidae Xyleborinus saxesenii
root vagrant Curculionidae Pachyrhinus lethierryi
root leaf spot Peronosporales Phytophthora austrocedri
stem borer Siricidae Xeris spectrum
leaf hidden Phytoptidae Trisetacus chamaecypari
leaf hidden Tortricidae Capua vulgana
leaf scale Diaspididae Carulaspis minima
leaf scale Diaspididae Carulaspis juniperi
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Cupressatia siskiyou
leaf leaf spot Xylariales Pestalotiopsis monochaetioides
leaf miner Yponomeutidae Argyresthia cupressella
leaf miner Yponomeutidae Argyresthia dilectella
leaf miner Yponomeutidae Argyresthia thuiella
leaf miner Yponomeutidae Argyresthia trifasciata
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Epitrimerus insons
stem gall Rhizobiales Agrobacterium tumefaciens
stem vagrant Aphididae Cinara cupressi
stem vagrant Aphididae Cinara tujafilina


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 6.vii.2023