Acalitus plicans (Nalepa, 1917)

on Fagus

Acalitus plicans: gall on Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dourbes, Montagne aux Buis, 31.vii.2018 © Stéphane Claerebout

Acalitus plicans: gall on Fagus sylvatica

detail

gall

leaf abnormally narrow, the conspicuously thickened and strongly hairy veins therefore run parallel, the leaf in between is pleated. Often only the apical part of the leaf is affected.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Fagus sylvatica.

synonyms

Aceria stenaspis plicans.

inquilines

see Monochetus sulcatus.

references

Béguinot (2007b), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Weidner (1954a).

mod 13.vi.2019