Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia sylvatica

wood vetch

synonym: Vicia silvatica

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena lonicerae
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion vorax
stemgallApionidaeEutrichapion facetum
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera viciae
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita orobana
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona ambiguus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion viciae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma craccae
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia craccae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura viciae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus retiolatus
stemminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza marionae
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia ervi
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe baeumleri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafgalldoubtfulCecidomyiidaeDasineura spadicea
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza erythrocephala
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
stemgallApionidaeCyanapion gyllenhalii
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
leafgallAphididaeAphis craccae


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 21.vii.2021