Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria elaeagnicola

Aceria elaeagnicola Farkas, 1963

on Elaeagnus


in the original description Farkas writes that the species lives as a vagrant on the leaves, not causing visible effects. However, Petanović & Stanković (1999a) state that the mite causes malformations, and invaginations and evaginations of the lamina; no explanation is given of this contradiction, nor is attention drawn to the strong similarity with the galling caused by A. angustifoliae.


Elaeagnaceae, monophagous

Elaeagnus angustifolia.


the species is listed in the Fauna Europaea (2016) as A. eleagnicola.


Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoglu (2008a, 2015a), Farkas (1963a, 1985a), Petanović & tanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a), Ripka & de Lillo (1997a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

Last modified 20.vii.2018