Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytonemus pallidus

Phytonemus pallidus (Banks, 1899)

polyphagous

gall

the florets form a compact rosette of small green leaves. In other plants the leaves are thickened, discoloured, and pleated. Sometimes erinea on the leaves.

hostplants

polyphagous; including:

Symphyotrichum (= Aster) dumosum, novi-belgii; Fragaria; Rhododendron (“Azalea”).

synonyms

Steneotarsonemus, Tarsonemus, pallidus; Tarsonemus fragariae Zimmermann, 1905. The populations on strawberry generally are understood as a distint subspecies, viz. Phytonemus pallidus fragariae (Zimmermann, 1905).

notes

the “cyclamen mite” is a general pest in greenhouses and in situations with a high air humidity.

references

Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Carmona (1992a), Denmark (2014a), Łabanowska (2004a), Labanowski & Soika (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Weidner (1954a).

Last modified 27.viii.2020