Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia villosa

fodder vetch

synonym: Cracca villosa (Roth)

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotDidymellaceaeAscochyta viciae-pannonicae
leafleaf spotDidymellaceaeAscochyta viciae-villosae
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEuscelis lineolatus
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces fischeri-eduardi
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeCoelositona limosus
leafvagrantLycaenidaePolyommatus amandus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion platalea
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufimanus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus venustus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufipes
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera viciae
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lateralis
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona macularius
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma dimidiatum
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma ochropus
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCyanapion spencii
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion viciae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma cerdo
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus retiolatus
stemminerAgromyzidaeOphiomyia slovaca
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia ervi
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia craccae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe baeumleri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia sphaeroidea
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura loewiana
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
inquilineCecidomyiidaeAnabremia inquilina
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
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 31.x.2022