Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia sativa subsp. nigra

synonym: Vicia angustifolia, angustifolia subsp. segetalis, segetalis

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria viciicola
leaf vagrant Miridae Capsodes sulcatus
leaf vagrant Coreidae Ceraleptus lividus
leaf vagrant Plataspididae Coptosoma scutellatum
fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius quinquepunctatus
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus brachialis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus atomarius
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus luteicornis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchus rufipes
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera striata
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona lineatus
fruit borer larva Apionidae Oxystoma pomonae
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculus retiolatus
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura vicicola
inquiline rarely Cecidomyiidae Macrolabis vicicola
stem miner Agromyzidae Ophiomyia slovaca
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe baeumleri
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pisi var. pisi
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula papilionacearum
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora viciae
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura viciae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza bicophaga
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza congesta
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces viciae-fabae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces briardii
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces viciae-craccae
stem gall Apionidae Cyanapion gyllenhalii
stem gall Apionidae Holotrichapion aethiops
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora


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 31.x.2022