Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phaseolus vulgaris

french bean

synonym: Phaseolus nanus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantMiridaeHalticus saltator
fruitvagrantPyrrhocoridaePyrrhocoris apterus
flowervagrantrarelyMiridaeClosterotomus trivialis
leafvagrantPentatomidaeNezara viridula
leafvagrantPentatomidaeAcrosternum breviceps
leafpredatorPentatomidaeAcrosternum heegeri
scaleDiaspididaeChrysomphalus aonidum
scalePseudococcidaePhenacocccus gossypii
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAutographa gamma
leafvagrantNymphalidaeVanessa cardui
leafvagrantCicadellidaeCirculifer tenellus
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEmpoasca fabalis
leafvagrantCicadellidaeEupteryx atropunctata
leafvagrantRicaniidaeRicania japonica
fruitborerChrysomelidaeCallosobruchus maculatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeAcanthoscelides obtectus
rootgallRhizobialesRhizobium leguminosarum
fruitborerPyralidaeEtiella zinckenella
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
leafvagrantTetranychidaeTetranychus urticae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeEpitrimerus phaseoli
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
leafscaleAleyrodidaeTrialeurodes vaporariorum
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeMyzus persicae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
systemicminer>borerGelechiidaeTuta absoluta
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafleaf spotPseudomonadalesPseudomonas savastanoi pv phaseolicola
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerGelechiidaeAproaerema anthyllidella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces appendiculatus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
root collargallActinomycetalesRhodococcus fascians
rootgallHeteroderidaeHeterodera trifolii
rootgallMeloidogynidaeMeloidogyne hapla
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeSmynthurodes betae
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae


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 9.iii.2022