Aculus acraspis (Nalepa, 1892)

on Fabaceae

Aculus acraspis: gall on Laburnum watereri

Laburnum watereri ‘Vossii’, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Aculus acraspis: gall on Laburnum watereri

detail

Aculus acraspis: gall on Laburnum watereri

another imago

Aculus acraspis: old gall on Laburnum watereri

old, overwintered gall

gall

top leaves form a densely white or grey hairy bunch, upper leaves closed and strongly discoloured. Also the flowers may be greened, strongly hairy.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Genista sagittalis; Laburnum anagyroides, watereri; Lembotropis nigricans; Medicago lupulina.

synonyms

Phyllocoptes, Vasates, acraspis.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a), Houard (1909a), Petanović (1998a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Roivainen (1950a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a).

mod 21.vii.2018