Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus latifolius

broad-leaved everlasting-pea

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia deusta
leaf hidden Tortricidae Grapholita gemmiferana
leaf vagrant Miridae Adelphocoris quadripunctatus
leaf predator Miridae Deraeocoris ruber
leaf down doubtful Peronosporales Peronospora lathyrina
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Cupido argiades
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus affinis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus pisorum
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus tristiculus
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius holosericeus
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion melancholicum
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma subulatum
unknown borer larva Apionidae Cyanapion platalea
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora
leaf gall Aphididae Megoura viciae
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia lathyri
fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe trifoliorum
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora lathyri-palustris
leaf gall Apionidae Cyanapion columbinum
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Anabremia bellevoyei
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura lathyri
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Geocrypta heterophylli
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza lathyri
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza orobi
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza varicornis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza pisivora
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces viciae-fabae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces lathyri-latifolii
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces pisi
stem gall Apionidae Holotrichapion gracilicolle
stem vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum


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 22.vii.2022