Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria thessalonicae

Aceria thessalonicae Castagnoli, 1991

on Centaurea, Rhaponticum


the mites live as vagrants on the aerial parts of the plant. They can cause strong growth disturbance and a broom-like development of the plant.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea diffusa; Cyanus triumfettii.

Reported by Denizhan ao (2015a) also from Rhaponticum repens.


Castagnoli & Sobhian (1991a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a).

Last modified 20.vii.2018