Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria salviae

Aceria salviae (Nalepa, 1891)

on Salvia

Aceri salviae

mite, dorsal view (from Gol, Sadeghi Namaghi & Xue)

Aceria salviae on Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis, Hungary, Budapest, Arboretum, 13.iv.2014 © László Érsek. See note below regarding the identification.

Aceria salviae on Salvia officinalis

lightly affected leaf, upper side . . .

Aceria salviae on Salvia officinalis

. . . underside

Aceria salviae on Salvia officinalis

entirely galled leaf

Aceria salviae on Salvia officinalis

detail of the trichomes.

Aceria salviae: galls on Salvia spec.

Salvia spec., Romania, Bacău county, Berești-Tazlău, 7.ix.2019 © Alex Pintilioaie

Aceria salviae: galls on Salvia spec.

infected leaf, underside

Aceria salviae: galls on Salvia spec.

Salvia spec., Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Aceria salviae: galls on Salvia spec.

detail

Aceria salviae: gall on Salvia spec.

underside

Aceria salviae: gall

detail of the gall

Aceria salviae: gall

another image

Aceria salviae: gall

section

gall

mostly numerous, irregular, hairy epiphyllous pustules, at their underside covered by a white erineum consisting of simple or branched hairs. Sometimes the erineum extends to the upperside of the leaf or the petiole.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia austriaca, nemorosa, ? officinalis, pratensis, sclarea, x sylvestris, verbenaca, verticillata

synonyms

Eriophyes salviae.

inquilines

See Phylocoptes obtusus.

notes

So far as known, A. salviae has not been found previously on Salvia officinalis. Thr galls that above are depicted of that plant moreover seem somewhat unusual because they are more global than in other hosts. The possibility of a separate species cannot be excluded.

references

Béguinot (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Denizhan (2011a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Gol, Sadeghi Namaghi & Xue (2016a), Hellrigl (2003a, 2006a), Houard (1909a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Ludwig (1974a), Mifsud, Monfreda & de Lillo (2007a), Petanović (1998a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a, 2016a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Stănescu (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2003a, 2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 29.iii.2022