Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Juniperus phoenicea

synonym: Juniperus turbinata

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLithophane lapidea
leafvagrantGeometridaeThera cupressata
leafvagrantdoubtfulGeometridaeEcleora solieraria
leafvagrantLasiocampidaeStreblote panda
leafvagrantGeometridaeEkboarmia atlanticaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeEupithecia phoeniceata
stemborerBuprestidaeMelanophila cuspidata
stemborerBuprestidaeLamprodila festiva
leafvagrantCicadellidaeLiguropia juniperi
stemgallMelanosporalesPhaeostoma juniperinum
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus aubei
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeosinus henschi
leafvagrantadultRhynchitidaeAuletes tubicen
flowerborerTortricidaePammene blockiana
unknownunknownKermesidaeEriokermes juniperi
leafvagrantGelechiidaeGelechia sabinellus
flowerborerTorymidaeMegastigmus amicorum
flowerborerNanophyidaeNanodiscus transversus
fruitgallPhytoptidaeTrisetacus quadrisetus
flowerborerGelechiidaeMesophleps oxycedrella
stemhiddenTortricidaeLozotaeniodes cupressana
leafscaleDiaspididaeLineaspis striata
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
leafscaleDiaspididaeAonidia mediterranea
leafscaleDiaspididaeCarulaspis atlantica
leafscaleDiaspididaeCarulaspis minima
leafleaf spotGelechiidaeGelechia senticetella
stemborerSesiidaeSynanthedon spuleri
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara tujafilina
stempustuleteliaPuccinialesGymnosporangium sabinae
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara cupressi
stemscalePseudococcidaePlanococcus vovae
leafvagrantAphididaeCinara fresai


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 29.viii.2021