Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria monspessulani

Aceria monspessulani (Cecconi, 1903)

on Acer


initially white, eventually brown hypophyllous erineum consisting of cylindrical hairs; the leaf locally is somewhat embossed.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer monspessulanum.


Buhr, Farkas, and Dauphin & Aniotsbehere cite the species with Nalepa as author; probably the same species is intended; nevertheless, also check for Aceria acerismonspessulani.


the description above is after Buhr. However, Dauphin & Aniotsbehere give a very different diagnosis: “pouch, widely open at the underside of the leaf”. Buhr’s description is virtually identical with the description of Aculops acericola by Dauphin & Aniotsbehere


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 15.ix.2019