Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eriophyes cynodoniensis

Eriophyes cynodoniensis Sayed, 1946

bermudagrass mite

on Cynodon

Eriophyes cynodoniensis on Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon© Craig Weyandt, GCS (from Boeri ea)


The mites live within the leaf sheaths; the sheaths become inflated, the internodes are shortened. The plants develop mini-witches’ brooms and soon die off; in the turf large brown spots develop.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Cynodon dactylon.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Aceria cynodoniensis.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Boeri, Benda, Unruh & Dale (2018a), Kapaxidi, Markoyiannaki-Printziou & Papaioanou-Souliotis (2008a).

Last modified 2.vii.2021