Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus latifolius

broad-leaved everlasting-pea

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafhiddenTortricidaeGrapholita gemmiferana
leafvagrantMiridaeAdelphocoris quadripunctatus
leafpredatorMiridaeDeraeocoris ruber
leafdowndoubtfulPeronosporalesPeronospora lathyrina
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCupido argiades
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus affinis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus atomarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus pisorum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus tristiculus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius holosericeus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion melancholicum
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma subulatum
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion platalea
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia lathyri
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe trifoliorum
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora lathyri-palustris
leafgallApionidaeCyanapion columbinum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeAnabremia bellevoyei
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura lathyri
leafgallCecidomyiidaeGeocrypta heterophylli
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza lathyri
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza orobi
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza varicornis
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza pisivora
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera lathyrifoliella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces lathyri-latifolii
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces pisi
stemgallApionidaeHolotrichapion gracilicolle
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon 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 3.iii.2022