Aceria tosichella Keifer, 1969

wheat curl mite

on grasses

parasite

The mites live as vagrants in the leaf sheaths, in still folded leaves and in the groove on the upper side of mature leaves. They often cause rolling of the leaves.

host plants

Poaceae, broadly polyphagous

Agrostis capillaris, stolonifera; Alopecurus pratensis; Anisantha sterilis; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avena sativa; Avenula pubescens; Bromopsis erecta, inermis; Bromus hordeaceus, raemosus; Calamagrostis arundinacea, epigejos; Corynephorus canescens; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Helictochloa pratensis; Hordeum vulgare; Lolium perenne; Pennisetum glaucum; Phleum pratense; Puccinellia distans; Schedonorus arundinaceus; Secale cereale; Trisetum flavescens; Triticum aestivum; Zea mays.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

More important than the direct damage is the role this mite plays a a virus vector.

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Navia, Santos de Mendonça, Skoracka ao (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2008a), Skoracka (2005a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

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