Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia tenuifolia

fine-leaved vetch

synonym: Vicia boissieri

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotDidymellaceaeStagonosporopsis hortensis
leafvagrantLycaenidaePolyommatus amandus
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena osterodensis
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena viciae
flowervagrantLycaenidaeGlaucopsyche alexis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus libanensis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeDryodurgades reticulatus
unknownunknownCurculionidaeHypera denominanda
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera miles
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion viciae
stemborerlarvaApionidaeSynapion ebeninum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus occidentalis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus venustus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufipes
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera viciae
systemichiddenThripidaeFirmothrips firmus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lateralis
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion spencii
stemgallApionidaeEutrichapion facetum
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion vorax
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma craccae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma cerdo
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus retiolatus
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia craccae
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura loewiana
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza erythrocephala
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces fischeri-eduardi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-craccae
stemgallApionidaeCyanapion gyllenhalii
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
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 19.viii.2022