Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria alpestris

Aceria alpestris (Nalepa, 1892)

on Rhododendron, Rhodothamnus

Aceria alpestris: galls on Rhododendron ferrugineum

Rhododendron ferrugineum, galls; at top left also a gall of Exobasidium rhododendri (from Houard, 1909a)


the leaves are rolled upwards towards the midrib into a narrow tube; they are light-coloured and densely hairy with short, unicellular hairs. Also the development of the flowers may be disturbed.

host plants

Ericaceae, oligophagous

Rhododendron ferrugineum, hirsutum, intermedium; Rhodothamnus chamaecistus.


Eriophyes alpestris.


Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Hellrigl (2003a), Houard (1909a), Navia, Ochoa, Welbourn ao (2010a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Tomasi (2003a).

Last modified 21.ix.2019