Acalitus prunispinosae (Nalepa, 1926)

Acari, Eriophyidae

Prunus

gall

c. 2 mm high, hard, rounded warts on the branches, often several together and mainly on and around leaf scars and buds. Fresh they are red, later grey, brown or black. Inside irregular galleries, where the mites live.

hostplants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus spinosa.

synonyms

Aceria phloeocoptes prunispinosae.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a).

07/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017