Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pisum sativum

garden pea

synonym: Lathyrus oleraceus; Pisum arvense

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorBraconidaeAphidius ervi
rootvagrantNoctuidaeAgrotis segetum
predatorCecidomyiidaeLestodiplosis pisi
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLacanobia oleracea
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXylena vetusta
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAutographa gamma
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCupido argiades
leafvagrantLycaenidaeLampides boeticus
rootvagrantMicropezidaeMicropeza corrigiolata
fruitborerlarvadoubtfulApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus pisorum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus ulicis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius incarnatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSerratobruchidius albopictus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeCallosobruchus maculatus
leafhiddenCrambidaeLoxostege sticticalis
leafhiddenThripidaeThrips angusticeps
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita orobana
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita lunulana
fruitborerTortricidaeCydia nigricana
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeCoelositona limosus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona striatellus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona sulcifrons
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona macularius
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineellus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
rootborerCurculionidaeHylastinus obscurus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia orbiculata
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallsummer generationCecidomyiidaeContarinia pisi
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora pisi
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza lathyri
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza huidobrensis
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza pisivora
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza strigata
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza flava
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces pisi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces striatus
stemgallspring generationCecidomyiidaeContarinia pisi
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
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 22.v.2022