Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria malherbae

Aceria malherbae Nuzzaci, 1985

on Calystegia, Convolvulus

Aceria malherbae galling Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis, USA, Oregon © Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture,


the midrib is thickened and curved, the leaf becomes a rough surface and is disfigured, the growth of the plant stops.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Calystegia sepium; Convolvulus arvensis.


applied in the United States in the biological control of “bindweed”.


Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Denizhan (2011a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Lauriault, Thompson, Pierce ao (0000), McClay, Littlefield & Kashefi (1999a), Nuzzaci, Mimmocchi & Clement (1985a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Rančić & Petanović (2002a), Ripka (2014b), Tomasi (2014a).

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