Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus pratensis

meadow vetchling

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta orobina
leaf leaf spot Phyllachoraceae Diachora onobrychidis
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia deusta
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Phacellium carneum
leaf vagrant Miridae Adelphocoris lineolatus
leaf vagrant Miridae Capsodes sulcatus
leaf vagrant Miridae Adelphocoris seticornis
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Noctua pronuba
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Simyra albovenosa
leaf vagrant Erebidae Euclidia glyphica
leaf vagrant Pieridae Leptidea morsei
leaf vagrant Geometridae Heliomata glarearia
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Lasiocampa trifolii
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Macrothylacia rubi
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus amandus
leaf vagrant Pieridae Leptidea reali
leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena viciae
leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena osterodensis
leaf vagrant Pieridae Leptidea sinapis
leaf vagrant Pieridae Colias hyale
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera pandellei
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera miles
unknown unknown Curculionidae Hypera denominanda
flower hidden Thripidae Odontothrips biuncus
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa
leaf hidden Thripidae Thrips tabaci
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips validus
flower hidden Thripidae Odontothrips ignobilis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus affinis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus viciae
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus loti
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus luteicornis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus tristiculus
leaf vagrant doubtful Chrysomelidae Altica carinthiaca
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Euura incompleta
leaf vagrant Argidae Aprosthema melanurum
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Euura myosotidis
leaf vagrant Scythrididae Scythris disparella
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Pristiphora aphantoneura
fruit borer Tortricidae Grapholita orobana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Grapholita jungiella
flower hidden Thripidae Odontothrips loti
fruit borer Tortricidae Grapholita lunulana
fruit borer Tortricidae Cydia nigricana
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona ambiguus
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona lineellus
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona suturalis
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona gemellatus
fruit borer larva doubtful Apionidae Oxystoma cerdo
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion ervi
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion melancholicum
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion viciae
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma subulatum
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma pomonae
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma ochropus
stem borer larva Apionidae Synapion ebeninum
unknown borer larva Apionidae Cyanapion afer
flower borer larva doubtful Apionidae Hemitrichapion pavidum
leaf leaf spot doubtful Entylomatales Entyloma feurichii
root borer Sesiidae Bembecia scopigera
stem borer Agromyzidae Melanagromyza submetallescens
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis comosa
fruit gall Apionidae Ischnopterapion loti
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia lathyri
fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus
fruit gall Urocystidales Thecaphora lathyri
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia lathyri
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura pratensis
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Lathyromyza florum
leaf bud gall Apionidae Cyanapion alcyoneum
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia jaapi
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura lathyricola
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pisi var. cruchetiana
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pisi var. pisi
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe trifoliorum
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora fulva
leaf gall Apionidae Cyanapion columbinum
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Anabremia bellevoyei
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura lathyri
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Jaapiella volvens
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza lathyri
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza congesta
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza pisivora
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza xanthocera
leaf miner Gelechiidae Aproaerema anthyllidella
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
leaf miner main Tortricidae Ancylis badiana
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces viciae-fabae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces pisi
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculops lathyri
stem gall Apionidae Eutrichapion viciae
stem gall Blastocladiales Physoderma lathyri
root vagrant summer generation Aphididae Pemphigus populi
leaf gall Aphididae Megoura viciae
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis pseudocomosa
root collar vagrant Aphididae Aphis coronillae
stem vagrant Aphididae Megoura litoralis
root collar vagrant Aphididae Megourella purpurea


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 23.x.2022