Aculus atlantazaleae (Keifer, 1940)

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Rhododendron

gall

the mites live in the buds and free at the underside of the leaves. They can cause bronzing and russeting of the young leaves, downwards rolling of the leaf margins and eventually stunting; in nurseries.

hostplants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron atlanticum, japonicum.

references

Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a).

22/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017