Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lathyrus tuberosus

tuberous pea

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia deusta
leaf hidden Tortricidae Grapholita gemmiferana
leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Parafoucartia squamulata
fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus affinis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus loti
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera contaminata
leaf vagrant Argidae Aprosthema melanurum
fruit borer Tortricidae Grapholita lunulana
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa
flower hidden Thripidae Kakothrips robustus
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona ambiguus
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona lateralis
fruit borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion melancholicum
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma pomonae
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma ochropus
unknown borer larva Apionidae Cyanapion platalea
leaf miner Gracillariidae Micrurapteryx gradatella
stem vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum
leaf gall Aphididae Megoura viciae
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia silvestris
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura fairmairei
flower gall doubtful Cecidomyiidae Lathyromyza florum
leaf bud gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura lathyricola
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pisi var. cruchetiana
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe trifoliorum
leaf down doubtful Peronosporales Peronospora senneniana
leaf gall Apionidae Cyanapion columbinum
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Jaapiella volvens
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Lathyromyza schlechtendali
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza lathyri
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza orobi
leaf miner Agromyzidae Amauromyza chamaebalani
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza bryoniae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza congesta
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytoliriomyza variegata
leaf miner Gelechiidae Aproaerema anthyllidella
leaf miner Gracillariidae Sauterina hofmanniella
leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces viciae-fabae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces 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