Aceria cynarae (Corti, 1905)

on Cynara

parasite

The leaves are stunted, covered by many unicellular hairs.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cynara cardunculus.

synonyms

Eriophyes cynaraae.

notes

The status of this species is unclear. It is not named in PESI (2018). Host plant, and the little description there is suggest an affinity with A. neocynarae.

references

Houard (1909a).

mod 26.vii.2018