Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Obdulia tamaricis

Obdulia tamaricis Pritchard & Baker, 1958

on Tamarix

Obdulia tamaricis: galls

a: a branch with galls; b: a single gall; c: section through a gall (from Gerling ao).


Little cones, with a diameter of 2-3 mm, sometimes very numerous, on mature bark. Underneath red mites in all stages, in numbers ranging from a few to hundreds. The mites are active all year.


Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix nilotica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Gerling, Kugler & Lupo (1976a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a) Israel.

Last modified 10.x.2019