Aceria campestricola (Frauenfeld, 1865)

on Ulmus

Aceria campestricola on Ulmus x hollandica

Ulmus x hollandica, Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman: exceptionally strong infestation

Aceria campestricola galls

Ulmus x hollandica, Diemen, park Spoorzicht: upperside

Aceria campestricola galls


Aceria campestricola gall


Ulmus minor, Duin en Kruisberg: opened gall

Aceria campestricola galls

Ulmus laevis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Villers-sur-Lesse; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Aceria campestricola galls


host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus glabra, x hollandica, laevis, minor.


The gall occurs in two forms: as tiny, low pimples, and as somewhat larger, clearly stalked, dimples (lower two pictures). The first form has been described as Aceria ulmicola, the second as Aceria brevipunctata.


Aceria brevipunctata (Nalepa, 1889); A. ulmi Nalepa 1890 nec (Garman, 1883); A. ulmicola Nalepa, 1909; Eriophyes ulmi.

This synonymy, based on the Fauna Europaea (2014), is controversial. Skoracka ao (2005a) recognise two species: campestricola (= ulmicola) and brevipuncta.


Béguinot (2002a,d, 2003a, 2006b,c, 2007b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo &a Çobanoglu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Groom (2011a), Hellrigl (2003a, 2004b), Houard (1908a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001a, 2012a), Máca (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Ripka & de Lillo (1997a), Roskam (2009a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).

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