Cecidophyes glaber (Nalepa, 1892)

on Sedum

Cecidophyes glaber: gall on Sedum rupestre

Sedum rupestre, Belgium, prov. Namur, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, RN Tienne du Lion © Sébastien Carbonnelle; det. Philipp Chetverikov

Cecidophyes glaber: gall on Sedum rupestre

detail

Cecidophyes glaber: gall on Sedum rupestre

gall mite

gall

At the tip of the stems the leaves are clustered, disfigured and warty; if flowers are present they are disfigured too and often greened.

hostplants

Crassulaceae, monophagous

Sedum rubens, rupestre, sexangulare.

synonyms

Aceria, Eriophyes, glaber.

notes

This species and Aceria destructor are stated to make identical galls; this might mean co-occurrence.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1865a), Houard (1908a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a).

mod 28.viii.2018