Aceria destructor (Nalepa, 1891)

on Sedum

? Aceria destructor: gall on Sedum rupestre

Sedum rupestre, Belgium, prov. Namur, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, RN Tienne du Lion © Sébastien Carbonelle; identification provisional, see below

? Aceria destructor: gall on Sedum rupestre

detail

? Aceria destructor: gall on Sedum rupestre

gall mite

gall

At the tip of the stems the leaves are clustered, disfigured and warty; if flowers are present they too are disfigured and often greened.

hostplants

Crassulaceae, monophagous

Sedum ? atratum, ? dasyphyllum, ochroleucum, rubens, rupestre, sexangulare.

synonyms

Eriophyes destructor.

notes

This species and Cecidophyes glaber are stated to make identical galls; this might mean co-occurrence.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Hellrigl (2003a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Ludwig (1974a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Weidner (1954a).

mod 19.xi.2017