Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Cupressus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantGeometridaePeribatodes correptaria
leafvagrantLasiocampidaePachypasa limosa
leafvagrantGeometridaeEcleora solieraria
leafvagrantGeometridaeCrocallis albarracina
leafvagrantGeometridaeThera cupressata
leafvagrantGeometridaeEupithecia phoeniceata
flowerborerTorymidaeMegastigmus wachtli
stemborerBuprestidaeMelanophila cuspidata
stemborerBuprestidaeAnthaxia passerini
stemborerBuprestidaePerotis chlorana
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeodera crinita
stemborerBuprestidaeBuprestis cupressi
stemborerBuprestidaeLamprodila festiva
leafvagrantCicadellidaeHishimonus hamatus
stemgallMelanosporalesPhaeostoma juniperinum
leafvagrantCicadellidaeLiguropia juniperi
leafvagrantadultCercopidaeHaematoloma dorsata
leafvagrantTetranychidaeOligonychus coniferarum
stemborerdoubtfulCurculionidaePhloeotribus caucasicus
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus thujae
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborinus saxesenii
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus aubei
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus henschi
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus armatus
rootvagrantCurculionidaePachyrhinus lethierryi
rootleaf spotPeronosporalesPhytophthora austrocedri
leafvagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletes tubicen
leafhiddenPhytoptidaeTrisetacus chamaecypari
unknownunknownKermesidaeEriokermes juniperi
stemvagrantMargarodidaePalaeococcus fuscipennis
flowerborerTortricidaePammene blockiana
flowerborerNanophyidaeNanodiscus transversus
stemhiddenTortricidaeLozotaeniodes cupressana
flowerborerTortricidaePseudococcyx tessulatana
leafvagrantTortricidaeCacoecimorpha pronubana
leafvagrantPhytoptidaeTrisetacus cupressi
leafvagrantEriophyidaeEpitrimerus cupressi
leafminerYponomeutidaeArgyresthia cupressella
leafminerYponomeutidaeArgyresthia thuiella
leafminerYponomeutidaeArgyresthia trifasciata
leafscaleDiaspididaeLineaspis striata
leafscaleDiaspididaeAonidia mediterranea
leafscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes juniperi
leafscaleDiaspididaeCarulaspis minima
leafscaleDiaspididaeCarulaspis atlantica
leafscaleDiaspididaeCarulaspis juniperi
leafleaf spotGelechiidaeGelechia senticetella
root collarvagrantAphididaeStomaphis cupressi
leaf budgallPhytoptidaeTrisetacus juniperinus
leafvagrantAphididaeCinara fresai
stempustuleteliaPuccinialesGymnosporangium minus
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara cupressi
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara tujafilina
stemscalePseudococcidaePlanococcus vovae
leafvagrantAphididaeIllinoia morrisoni
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium fletcheri
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara cupressi


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 7.vii.2021