Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytoptus erinotes

Phytoptus erinotes (Nalepa, 1918)

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Tilia

gall

up to 5 mm large, generally hypophyllous erineum with at the other side a sharply delineated bulge; the hairs of the erineum are cylindrical.

hostplants

Malvaceae, narrowly monophagous

Tilia tomentosa.

synonyms

Phytoptus tetratrichus abnormis f. erinotes.

notes

according to de Lillo (Fauna Europaea, 2014) this is a species from Central and South-East Europa. That would imply that recoords of erinotes from Britain are erroneous, and probably refer to Ph. tetratrichus. Whether the galls enable a discrimination between erinotes and Ph. abnormis seems dubious.

references

Amrine & Stasny (1994a), Buhr (1965a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a).

20/06/2015

Last modified 13.vii.2017