Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Galega

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Cupido argiades
leaf leaf spot Phyllostictaceae Phyllosticta galegae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria galegae-orientalis
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta viciae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Cercospora galegae
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Ascochyta galegae
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia galegae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces galegicola
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Plebejus idas
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Cupido alcetas
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Celastrina argiolus
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius imbricornis
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Hypera postica
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf miner younger larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia stephensiana
leaf hidden older larva Tortricidae Cnephasia asseclana
leaf hidden Tortricidae Cnephasia incertana
root vagrant larva doubtful Curculionidae Sitona cinnamomeus
root vagrant larva Curculionidae Sitona lineatus
unknown borer larva Apionidae Protapion ruficroides
unknown borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion vorax
unknown borer larva Apionidae Eutrichapion gribodoi
stem gall Cecidomyiidae Resseliella galegae
stem borer Agromyzidae Melanagromyza galegae
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe galegae
leaf down Peronosporales Peronospora galegae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza bryoniae
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza congesta
leaf miner Gelechiidae Aproaerema anthyllidella
leaf pustule uredinia Pucciniales Uromyces galegae
root gall Rhizobiales Rhizobium leguminosarum
stem vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum


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 16.iii.2023