Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Hedysarum

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius poupillieri
seeds borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius albolineatus
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus lycius
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Plebejus rosei
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips tenuicornis
flower hidden Thripidae Odontothrips melioti
unknown unknown Thripidae Prosopothrips nigriceps
leaf vagrant Geometridae Aspitates gilvaria
leaf vagrant Geometridae Chiasmia clathrata
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Plebejus orbitulus
leaf vagrant doubtful Erebidae Autophila limbata
leaf vagrant Geometridae Dyscia conspersaria
leaf vagrant Erebidae Zekelita antiqualis
root film Plectosphaerellaceae Verticillium dahliae
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Cercospora ariminensis
leaf leaf spot Phyllachoraceae Diachora onobrychidis
stem borer Chrysomelidae Paleoacanthoscelides gilvus
leaf vagrant Plataspididae Coptosoma putoni
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula taurica
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus damocles
stem gall Eulophidae Aprostocetus gallicolus
stem predator Eulophidae Baryscapus hedysari
leaf vagrant Lasiocampidae Malacosoma franconica
leaf vagrant Saturniidae Saturnia pavoniella
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Callophrys rubi
flower vagrant Lycaenidae Glaucopsyche alexis
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus daphnis
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Polyommatus thersites
root borer Buprestidae Sphenoptera barbarica
leaf vagrant Curculionidae Donus zoilus
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Kytorrhinus pectinicornis
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius lutescens
fruit borer Chrysomelidae Bruchidius imbricornis
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Aceria novellae
root borer Sesiidae Bembecia scopigera
root borer Sesiidae Bembecia sirphiformis
root borer Sesiidae Bembecia albanensis
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe hedysari
leaf down Erysiphales Leveillula papilionacearum
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera astragali
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculus hedysari
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora arenicola
leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora svenssoni
leaf miner Psychidae Apterona helicoidella
leaf pustule aecia telia Pucciniales Uromyces hedysari-obscuri


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 8.ii.2024