Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Securigera varia

crown vetch

synonym: Coronilla varia

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera plantaginis
fruitborerlarvadoubtfulApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
leafvagrantThripidaeThrips major
flowerhiddenThripidaeOdontothrips confusus
flowerborerNitidulidaeFabogethes brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius seminarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius pusillus
leafhiddenGelechiidaeSyncopacma coronillella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora oriolella
unknownunknownScythrididaeScythris tributella
leafhiddenGelechiidaeMirificarma maculatella
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita coronillana
flowerhiddenThripidaeOdontothrips loti
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona languidus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona macularius
rootvagrantlarvadoubtfulCurculionidaeCharagmus intermedius
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeHemitrichapion juniperi
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeHemitrichapion lanigerum
flowerborerlarvaApionidaeHemitrichapion pavidum
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis vineti
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ornatus
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora flaviella
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia baudysi
flowerdownPeronosporalesPeronospora coronillae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe trifoliorum
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeContarinia coronillae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus coronillae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza nana
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza coronillae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza strigata
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytoliriomyza variegata
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora colutella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora coronillae
leafminerGelechiidaeSyncopacma cincticulella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera lotella
leafminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula cryptella
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces coronillae
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis coronillae


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 11.x.2020