Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria pistaciae

Aceria pistaciae (Nalepa, 1899)

on Pistacia

Aceria pistaciae: galls on Pistacia terebinthus

Pistacia terebinthus, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

Aceria pistaciae: old gall on Pistacia terebinthus

Pistacia terebinthus, France, dép. Bouches-du-Rhône, Les Baux-de-Provence, ii.2003 @ Sébastien Carbonelle: old vegetative gall


the inflorescence turns into a compact witches’ broom; may also develop from vegetative buds.

host plants

Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia atlantica, lentiscus, terebinthus, vera.


Eriophyes pistaciae.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Honarmand & Sadeghi (2016a), Houard (1909a), Kapaxidi (2013a), Mehrnejad (2001a), Tomasi (2014a), Vacante (2016a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

Last modified 16.i.2019