Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia sativa subsp. nigra

synonym: Vicia angustifolia, angustifolia subsp. segetalis, segetalis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaeCapsodes sulcatus
leafvagrantCoreidaeCeraleptus lividus
leafvagrantPlataspididaeCoptosoma scutellatum
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus atomarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus luteicornis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufipes
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera striata
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus retiolatus
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura vicicola
inquilinerarelyCecidomyiidaeMacrolabis vicicola
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia slovaca
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe baeumleri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces briardii
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-craccae
stemgallApionidaeCyanapion gyllenhalii
stemgallApionidaeHolotrichapion aethiops
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis 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 26.iii.2022