Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus tuberosus

tuberous pea

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeRamularia deusta
leafhiddenTortricidaeGrapholita gemmiferana
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeParafoucartia squamulata
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus affinis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus atomarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus loti
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera contaminata
leafvagrantArgidaeAprosthema melanurum
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita lunulana
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona ambiguus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lateralis
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion melancholicum
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma ochropus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion platalea
leafminerGracillariidaeMicrurapteryx gradatella
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeContarinia silvestris
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura fairmairei
flowergalldoubtfulCecidomyiidaeLathyromyza florum
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura lathyricola
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. cruchetiana
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe trifoliorum
leafdowndoubtfulPeronosporalesPeronospora senneniana
leafgallApionidaeCyanapion columbinum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeJaapiella volvens
leafgallCecidomyiidaeLathyromyza schlechtendali
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza lathyri
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza orobi
leafminerAgromyzidaeAmauromyza chamaebalani
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytoliriomyza variegata
leafminerGelechiidaeAproaerema anthyllidella
leafminerGracillariidaeSauterina hofmanniella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera lathyrifoliella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces pisi


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