Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eriophyes arianus

Eriophyes arianus (Canestrini, 1890)

on Sorbus

Eriophyes arianus galls

Sorbus aria, France, Rhône-Alpes, Haute-Savoie, Bionnassay, 1700 m © Arnold Grosscurt

Eriophyes arianus galls

Sorbus mougeotii, France, Rhône-Alpes, Haute-Savoie, Alpage du Charmant Som, 1640 m; © Arnold Grosscurt

Eriophyes arianus galls

same leaf, underside


Rosaceae, monophagous

Sorbus aria, aucuparia, domestica, ? torminalis.


Phytoptus pyri var. arianus.


Because of the shape of the leaf, Sorbus mougeotii belongs to the subgenus aria. Therefore the galls on S. mougeotii have been identified as E. arianus, which is known from S. aria. It should be added that that taxonomy of the gall mites that cause this type of galls on the genus Sorbus is not yet fully stabilised.


Béguinot (2002h), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Hellrigl (2003a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Roskam (2009a).

Last modified 27.v.2018