Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia sepium

bush vetch

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorEulophidaeAchrysocharoides nigricoxae
leafvagrantCoreidaeCeraleptus lividus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaePhyllobius roboretanus
leafvagrantNoctuidaeXestia xanthographa
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua comes
leafvagrantErebidaeLygephila pastinum
leafvagrantErebidaeEuclidia glyphica
leafvagrantErebidaeArctia caja
leafvagrantErebidaeDicallomera fascelina
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera pandellei
stemgallApionidaeEutrichapion facetum
stemborerlarvaApionidaeSynapion ebeninum
flowerhiddenThripidaeNeohydatothrips gracilicornis
flowerhiddenAeolothripidaeMelanthrips ficalbii
flowerhiddenThripidaeTaeniothrips picipes
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus atomarius
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus luteicornis
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera striata
leafhiddenTortricidaeGrapholita jungiella
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lateralis
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona ambiguus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma ochropus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion spencii
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion punctiger
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion vorax
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma craccae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma cerdo
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia craccae
flowergallCecidomyiidaeHadrobremia longiventris
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia lathyri
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
flowergallCecidomyiidaeAnabremia viciae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe baeumleri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora sepium
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafgallAphididaeAphis craccae
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza erythrocephala
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza felleri
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza lathyri
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza vicifoliae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerdoubtfulAgromyzidaePhytoliriomyza variegata
leafminerCosmopterigidaeCosmopterix schmidiella
leafminerGracillariidaeMicrurapteryx gradatella
leafminermainGracillariidaePhyllonorycter nigrescentella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
stemgallApionidaeCyanapion gyllenhalii
stemgallApionidaeHolotrichapion aethiops
root collarvagrantAphididaeMegourella tribulis
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 14.vii.2022