Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aculus convolvuli

Aculus convolvuli (Nalepa, 1891)

on Convolvulus

Aceria convolvuli: galls on Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis, Wijk aan Zee, 25.vi.2020 ©
Cor Zonneveld

Aceria convolvuli: galls on Convolvulus arvensis

the top gall on this picture is roughly hairy, the lower to seem smooth

Aculus convolvuli galls on Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis, Bloedbergduin, 19.vii.2011 © Jan Scheffers

Aceria convolvuli: galls on Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis, Belgium, prov Namur, Couvin, Dailly, 24.vi.2014 © Pascal Hauteclair & Sébastien Carbonnelle

hostplants

Convolvulaceae, oligophagous

Convolvulus arvensis.

parasite

Galls like the ones illustrated above are attributed in the literature alternately to Aceria convolvuli and Acululus convolvuli. The Aceria galls would be hairless, but that does not seem a reliable character. Also a third species, viz. Aceria malherbae, is reported to cause identical galls. Because in actual practice the galls cannot be named by an identification of the responsible gall mites, they are lumped here, in accordance with Redfern & Shirley, under Aculus convolvuli.

synonyms

Phyllocoptes, Vasates, convolvuli.

references

Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Bohinc & Trdan (2013a) Slovenia, Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud, Monfreda & de Lillo (2007a), Farkas (1965a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Roskam (2009a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a).

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