Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix schmidiella parasite

Cosmopterix schmidiella Frey, 1856 vivid cosmet mine Large blotch, that may occupy an entire leaflet. During feeding pauses the larve rests in a silken resting place above the midrib, and is well hidden then. Pupation outside the mine. host plants Fabaceae, oligophagous Lathyrus linifolius, niger; Vicia sepium, pisiformis. Preference for Vicia (Hering, 1957a). phenology Larvae […]

genus Lathyrus host plant genus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus hamatus fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus tristis fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius bimaculatus fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus dentipes unknown scale Pseudococcidae Heliococcus glacialis leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus squamosus leaf vagrant Curculionidae Laparocerus affinis leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Sciaphilus asperatus flower hidden Aeolothripidae Melanthrips pallidior flower […]

genus Vicia host plant genus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite root vagrant Margarodidae Porphyrophora polonica leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus diana leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus ciloicus root vagrant adult Curculionidae Trachyphloeus scabriculus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Trachyphloeus asperatus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Lixus pulverulentus unknown unknown Aeolothripidae Melanthrips libycus flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips fasciatus flower hidden Thripidae Sericothrips […]

Lathyrus linifolius host plant species

bitter-vetch synonym: Lathyrus megalanthus, macrorrhizus, mobtanus; Orobus tuberosus organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus dentipes fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius fruit borer Tortricidae Grapholita fissana leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena nevadensis leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia deusta leaf vagrant Pieridae Leptidea sinapis leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera pandellei flower hidden Thripidae […]

Lathyrus niger host plant species

black pea synonym: Orobus niger organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf vagrant Nymphalidae Neptis sappho leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia deusta fruit vagrant Coreidae Nemocoris falleni leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena osterodensis leaf vagrant Pieridae Leptidea morsei fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus viciae fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius leaf […]

Vicia pisiformis host plant species

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta viciae-pisiformis fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion viciae fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pisi var. pisi leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora ervi leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza bicophaga leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix schmidiella leaf pustule aecia […]

Vicia sepium host plant species

bush vetch organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips fuscipennis leaf predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips versicolor flower predator Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips subtilissimus leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena osterodensis leaf vagrant Coreidae Ceraleptus lividus root vagrant larva Curculionidae Phyllobius roboretanus leaf vagrant Noctuidae Xestia xanthographa leaf vagrant Noctuidae Noctua comes leaf vagrant Erebidae Lygephila […]

Lathyrus host plants

Lathyrus vetchling (For a dichotomous table for galls on Lathyrus by Hans Roskam click here) Dichotomous table for leafminers In the wings of the stem and petioles mines can be found of Agromyza lathyri, A. varicornis and Liriomyza pisivora. 1a fleck mine: Coleophora coronillae (occurrence on Lathyrus uncertain) 1b blotch, tentiform or gallery mine => […]

Vicia host plants

Vicia Vetch (For a dichotomous table for galls on Vicia by Hans Roskam click here) Dichotomous table for leafminers 1a tentiform mine => 2 1b blotch, or something between blotch and corridor => 3 1c slender corridor from start to end => 12 1d galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species 2a mine […]

Chalmers-Hunt JM, 1976a.

Cosmopterix drurella (Fabricius) in Dorset in 1976, not C. schmidiella Frey: a correction. – Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 88: 270-270.