Aceria carvi (Nalepa, 1895)

on Carum

gall

leaf segments thickened, shortened, crumpled.

hostplants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Carum carvi; ? Daucus carota & subsp. sativus.

synonyms

Aceria, Eriophyes, peucedani var. carvi.

notes

The damage described above does not fit Daucus; there the inflorescence is galled, and the flowers are more or less greened. This sometimes is attributed to quite another gall mite, Aceria drabae. However, that species otherwise seems specialised on Brassicaceae. In fact, I do not know of any reference to an association of either mite species with Daucus in the acarological literature. So perhaps the background of the Daucus galls must be sought elsewhere.

references

Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Davis, Flechtmann, Boczek & Barké (1982a), Houard (1909a), Farkas (1965a), Hellrigl (2003a), Ripka (2007a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 19.vii.2018