Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria acroptiloni

Aceria acroptiloni Shevtchenko & Kovalev, 1974

on Cyanus, Rhaponticum

gall

“This mite is associated with the stunting of plants and flower buds and inflorescence deformation displaying hypertrophy. Inflorescences are completely distorted becoming reniform; the outer leaflets of the spathe coarsen, becoming thickened and yellowish, with shortened tunicate appendages.” (Denizhan ao).

hostplants

Aateraceae,, oligophagous

Cyanus depressus; Rhaponticum repens.

galling occurred in Rhaponticum, not in Cyanus.

notes

ss far as known an eastern mediterranean species.

references

Asadi, Ghorbani, Cristofaro ao (2014a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a).

Last modified 19.vii.2018