Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthyllis vulneraria

kidney vetch

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeCercospora radiata
leafleaf spotGlomerellaceaeColletotrichum dematium
leafvagrantMiridaeAdelphocoris seticornis
leafvagrantdoubtfulMiridaeHadrodemus m-flavum
leafvagrantMiridaeHalticus major
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris ustulatus
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris incanus
leafvagrantMiridaePhytocoris exoletus
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeSciaphobus scitulus
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera venusta
root collarvagrantNoctuidaeEuxoa decora
leafvagrantNoctuidaeLacanobia aliena
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena carniolica
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCupido minimus
leafvagrantLycaenidaePlebejus idas
leafvagrantLycaenidaePolyommatus golgus
leafvagrantLycaenidaePolyommatus nivescens
leafvagrantLycaenidaePolyommatus dorylas
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
flowervagrantLycaenidaeTomares ballus
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena exulans
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera melancholica
fruitgalldoubtfulCurculionidaeTychius junceus
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
leafhiddenThripidaeThrips tabaci
flowerhiddenThripidaeThrips validus
flowerhiddenThripidaeOdontothrips ignobilis
flowerhiddenThripidaeOdontothrips biuncus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius poupillieri
unknownunknowndoubtfulGelechiidaeOrophia sordidella
leafvagrantPsyllidaeCyamophila prohaskai
leafhiddenTortricidaePericlepsis cinctana
fruitborerPyralidaePima boisduvaliella
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeCatapion vulnerariae
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia iberica
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia hymenopteriformis
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia scopigera
rootborerSesiidaeBembecia ichneumoniformis
stemborerAgromyzidaeMelanagromyza submetallescens
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora vulnerariae
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora semicinerea
leafvagrantAphididaeTherioaphis litoralis
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe trifoliorum
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytoliriomyza variegata
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza brischkei
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora nubivagella
leafminerdoubtfulColeophoridaeColeophora rudella
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza flava
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
leafminerGelechiidaeAproaerema anthyllidella
leafminerdoubtfulGelechiidaeNothris lemniscellus
leafminerPsychidaeApterona helicoidella
leafminerScythrididaeScythris siccella
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium alpicola
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces anthyllidis
stemgallAsterolecaniidaePlanchonia arabidis
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
flowervagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon loti
root collarvagrantAphididaeAphis klimeschi
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis loti


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 10.ix.2022