Aceria carinifex (Kieffer, 1902)

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Acer

Aceria carinifex: gall on Acer campestre

Acer campestre, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Aceria carinifex: gall on Acer campestre

detail, upperside

Aceria carinifex: gall on Acer campestre

underside

gall

laef with p to 1.5 cm long, slender depressions, open to the upperside with a narrow slit; at the underside of the leaf the gall forms a keel. At the inside white, later brown, cylindrical, spiralled hairs.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer campestre.

synonyms

Aceria macrochela crassipunctata (Nalepa, 1909).

notes

the identification of the pictures above is somewahat hestiant, because the gall is less deep and slender, nor narrowed above to a slit, as is described in the literature.

references

Béguinot (2002f, 2003a, 2006b, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Ripka (2007a), Stefănescu (2009a).

24/12/2016

pub 24.xii.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017