Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria spartii

Aceria spartii (Canestrini, 1893)

on Spartium

Aceria spartii" widges' brooms on Spartium junceum

Spartium junceum, Spain, Cataluña, Cabo de Creus 2.i.2018 @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Aceria spartii" widges' broom on Spartium junceum



formation of witches’ brooms, often combined with fasciation; branches densely hairy with white unicellular hairs.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Spartium junceum.


Eriophyes spartii.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Davis, Flechtmann, Boczek & Barké (1982a), Houard (1909a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Xue, Han & Zhang (2015a).

Last modified 2.ii.2019