Eriophyes exilis (Nalepa, 1892)

on Tilia

Eriophyes exilis:  galls on Tilia cordata

Tilia cordata, Biddinghuizen, Spijkbos © Hans Jonkman

Eriophyes exilis:  gall on Tilia cordata


Eriophyes leiosoma: gall on a bract of  Tilis cordata

Tilia cordata, Blitterswijck: gall on the bract of the inflorescence © Arnold Grosscurt

Eriophyes exilis: gall (erineum) on Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa, UK, London, Kensington Gardens © Paul Fontaine

Eriophyes leiosoma galls

Tilia cordata, Ooijpolder

Eriophyes leiosoma galls

underside (of another leaf)

Eriophyes leiosoma galls

Tilia sp., France, Haute Savoie, Plateau d’Assy, 1000 m: heavy infestation; © Arnold Grosscurt

Eriophyes leiosoma galls

somewhat older galls, underside

Eriophyes leiosoma gall

Tilia cordata, Nieuwendam: underside, detail

Eriophyes leiosoma gall

Tilia x europaea, Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen: transverse section

Eriophyes exilis gall

Tilia x europaea, Nieuwendam: upperside

Eriophyes exilis gall


Eriophyes exilis gall

hairs (upperside)

Eriophyes exilis gall

transverse section


There are two types of galls. At the one hand epiphyllous or hyophyloous erinea, generally mostly following the veings; the hairs are slender, elongated, contorted, and have a blunt tip. At the other hand hairy warts are formed in the vein angles, that are open at the underside.


Malvaceae, monphagous

Tilia cordata, x europaea, platyphyllos, tomentosa.


Eriophyes tiliae exilis; E. leiosoma Nalepa, 1892; E. nervalis Nalepa, 1918.


Béguinot (2002a,d,e, 2003a, 2006a,b,c, 2007a,b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Buchta, Kula & Kresťanpolová (2006a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Coulianos & Karlsson (2014a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Flügel (2016a), C & M Gutue & Roşca (2012a), Hellrigl (2003a, 2006a, 2010a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Kollár (2007a, 2011a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Ripka, Fain, Kaźmierski, Kreiter & Magowski (2002a), Ripka & de Lillo (1997a), Roivainen (1947a), Roskam (2009a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Soika (2006a), Soila & Kozak (2013a), Sylvén (1960a), Tomasi (2014a), Weidner (1954a).


mod 20.xi.2017