Aculus fockeui (Nalepa & Trouessart, 1891)

on Prunus

gall

the mites, that live freely on the leaves, cause by their cell-puncture activities star-shaped chlorotic spots. At larger densities the leaves curl up boat-like, and young leaves become stunted and browned.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus avium, cerasifera, cerasus, domestica & subsp. insititia, mahaleb, persica, spinosa

Skoracka ao (2005a) also report Corylus avellana; xenophagy?

synonyms

Phyllocoptes, Vasates, fockeui; Vasates ambrosii Lombardini, 1958.

notes

an orchard pest.

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Fjelddalen (1995a), Farkas (1965a), Geçer & Denizhan (2015a), Hellrigl (2003a), Houard (1908a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Kapaxidi (2013a), Keifer, Baker, Kono ao (1982a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2008a), Ripka & de Lillo (1997a), Roivainen (1947a, 1950a, 1953a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Roskam (2009a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 4.iv.2019