Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana

synonym: Pinus laricio var. tauricus, pallasiana

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemborerCurculionidaeHylastes angustatus
stemborerCurculionidaeHylastes ater
stemborerCurculionidaeHylastes attenuatus
stemborerCurculionidaeHylastes opacus
stemborerCurculionidaeHylurgus ligniperda
stemgallCurculionidaeTomicus piniperda
stemborerCurculionidaeIps sexdentatus
stemborerCurculionidaeOrthotomicus longicollis
stemborerCurculionidaeOrthotomicus suturalis
stemborerCurculionidaePityogenes bidentatus
stemborerCurculionidaePityogenes bistridentatus
stemborerCurculionidaePityogenes trepanatus
stemborerCurculionidaeCarphoborus minimus
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborinus saxesenii
stemborerCurculionidaeXyleborus eurygraphus
stemborerCurculionidaePityophthorus henscheli
stemborerCurculionidaeCrypturgus mediterraneus
stemborerCurculionidaeTomicus minor
stemborerCurculionidaeCrypturgus cinereus
stemborerCurculionidaePityophthorus lichtensteinii
stemborerCurculionidaeOrthotomicus erosus
stemscaleMargarodidaeMarchalina hellenica
leafscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes newsteadi
flowerborerXyelidaeXyela curva
flowerborerXyelidaeXyela graeca
flowerborerXyelidaeXyela menelaus
leafvagrantAphididaeaEulachnus rileyi
leafscaleDiaspididaeDynaspidiotus abietis
leafscaleDiaspididaeLeucaspis lowi
leafscaleDiaspididaeLeucaspis pini
leafscaleDiaspididaeLeucaspis pusilla
leafscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes juniperi
stemvagrantAphididaeCinara schimitscheki


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 17.xi.2020