Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calepitrimerus russoi

Calepitrimerus russoi di Stefano, 1966

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Laurus

gall

reddish brown discolouration of the leaves as a result of the cell-piercing acivity of the free-living mites. Heavy infestation may lead to black spots at the underside of the leaves and ultimately leaf drop.

hostplants

Lauraceae, monophagous

Laurus nobilis.

references

Nuzzaci & Vovlas (1977a), Ostojá-Starzewski & Eyre (2007a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

09/06/2015

Last modified 28.vi.2017