Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria anthocoptes

Aceria anthocoptes (Nalepa, 1892)

on Cirsium


the mites live as vagrants on the leaves; leaves disfigured, margins more or less extensively rolled in upwards, sometimes abnormally hairy or browned. Flower heads dwarfed, receptacle swollen, fleshy; the florets are greened.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Cirsium arvense, vulgare; Scorzoneroides autumnalis.

Reported by Skoracka ao (2005a) also from Lolium perenne: xenophagy?


Eriophyes anthocoptes; Aceria, Eriophyes, Vasates, leontodontis Lindroth, 1904.


Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Denizhan (2011a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Houard (1909a), Ochoa, Erbe, Wergin ao (2009a), Petanović (1998a), Petanović, Boczek & Stojnić (1997a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Rancic, Stevanovic, Petanović ao (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Roivainen (1950a, 1951a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 19.ii.2023