Aceria thessalonicae Castagnoli, 1991

on Centaurea, Rhaponticum

notes

the mites live as vagrants on the aerial parts of the plant. They can cause strong growth disturbance and a broom-like development of the plant.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea diffusa; Cyanus triumfettii.

Reported by Denizhan ao (2015a) also from Rhaponticum repens.

references

Castagnoli & Sobhian (1991a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a).

mod 20.vii.2018