Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria sonchi

Aceria sonchi (Nalepa, 1902)

on Sonchus

Aceria sonchi: galls on Sonchus maritimus

Sonchus maritimus, galls (from Houard, 1909a)


up to 5 mm long, elliptic, often reddened, leaf galls the lightly protrude at either side. They are hollow and contain numerous mites; at the upper side is a narrow pore. Often a number of galls per leaf.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Sonchus maritimus, tenerrimus.

Locally sometimes also S. arvensis.


Eriophyes sonchi.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a)m Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Knihinicki, Mccarren & Scott (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 23.viii.2019