Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus sylvestris

narrow-leaved everlasting-pea

synonym: Lathyrus platyphyllus, silvestris

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Asteromella lathyri-silvestris
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia deusta
leaf vagrant Zygaenidae Zygaena filipendulae
leaf vagrant Erebidae Euclidia glyphica
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Lampides boeticus
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Cupido argiades
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion ervi
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma ochropus
stem borer larva Apionidae Synapion ebeninum
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus affinis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus viciae
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus tristiculus
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera viciae
leaf hidden Tortricidae Grapholita gemmiferana
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona ambiguus
fruit borer larva doubtful Apionidae Oxystoma craccae
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion melancholicum
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma subulatum
unknown borer larva Apionidae Cyanapion platalea
stem vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Anabremia bellevoyei
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura silvestris
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia silvestris
fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus
fruit gall Urocystidales Thecaphora lathyri
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura fairmairei
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Lathyromyza florum
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura lathyricola
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe trifoliorum
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora lathyri-palustris
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora senneniana
leaf leaf spot Entylomatales Entyloma feurichii
leaf gall Apionidae Cyanapion columbinum
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Geocrypta heterophylli
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza lathyri
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza orobi
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza varicornis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza congesta
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza pisivora
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytoliriomyza variegata
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces pisi
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aculops lathyri
leaf gall Aphididae Megoura viciae
stem gall Apionidae Holotrichapion gracilicolle
stem vagrant Aphididae Megoura litoralis


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 24.ix.2022