Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aceria tosichella

Aceria tosichella Keifer, 1969

wheat curl mite

on grasses

parasite

The mites live as vagrants in the leaf sheaths, in still folded leaves and in the groove on the upper side of mature leaves. They often cause rolling of the leaves.

host plants

Poaceae, broadly polyphagous

Aegilops cylindrica; Agropyron cristatum; Agrostis capillaris, stolonifera; Alopecurus pratensis; Anisantha sterilis; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avena sativa; Avenula pubescens; Bromopsis cappadocica subsp. sclerophyllus, erecta, inermis, tomentella; Bromus arvensis, hordeaceus, racemosus; Calamagrostis arundinacea, epigejos; Corynephorus canescens; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia intermedia subsp. trichophora, repens; Eremopyrum orientale; Helictochloa pratensis; Hordeum geniculatum, murinum, vulgare; Leymus racemosus; Lolium perenne, temulentum; Pennisetum glaucum; Phleum pratense; Poa bulbosa; Puccinellia distans; Schedonorus arundinaceus; Secale cereale; Trisetum flavescens; Triticum aestivum; Zea mays.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

More important than the direct damage is the role this mite plays as a virus vector. The species is a complex of different genotypes with a divergent degree of host specificity, ranging from broadly polyphagous to narrowly monophagous (Skoracka, Rector, Kuczyński ao)

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Kiedrowicz, Rector, Denizhan ao (2014a), Navia, Santos de Mendonça, Skoracka ao (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2008a), Skoracka (2005a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Skoracka. Rector & Hein (2018a), Skoracka, Rector, Kuczyński ao (2014a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

Last modified 11.x.2019