Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia faba

broad bean

synonym: Faba vulgaris

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeCercospora zonata
leafvagrantPentatomidaeNezara viridula
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeBarynotus obscurus
leafvagrantErebidaeOcnogyna baetica
root collarvagrantNoctuidaeEuxoa aquilina
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeCoelositona limosus
flowervagrantNoctuidaeXylena exsoleta
leafvagrantAphididaeAphis gossypii
leafvagrantAphididaeAulacorthum solani
leafvagrantAphididaeMyzus ornatus
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAutographa gamma
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSpodoptera exigua
leafvagrantGeometridaeApochima flabellaria
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEupteryx atropunctata
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSerratobruchidius quinqueguttatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus atomarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufimanus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus pisorum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus tristiculus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeAcanthoscelides obtectus
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafmineryounger larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia stephensiana
leafhiddenolder larvaTortricidaeCnephasia asseclana
leafhiddenTortricidaeCnephasia incertana
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineellus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona puncticollis
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona macularius
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
stemborerlarvaCurculionidaeLixus pulverulentus
stemgallApionidaeHolotrichapion gracilicolle
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma ochropus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion spencii
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion vorax
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
rootborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallsummer generationCecidomyiidaeContarinia pisi
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora fabae
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia sphaeroidea
leafleaf spotHelotialesBotrytis fabae
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza huidobrensis
leafminermainAgromyzidaeLiriomyza xanthocera
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerGelechiidaeAproaerema anthyllidella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
stemgallspring generationCecidomyiidaeContarinia pisi
leafvagrantAphididaeMacrosiphum euphorbiae
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 9.ix.2022