Phytoptus abnormis Garman, 1883

on Tilia

Phytoptus abnormis

Tilia tomentosa, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek: srpring situation (May 10)

Phytoptus abnormis

detail

Phytoptus abnormis

underside of the leaf

Phytoptus abnormis

horizontal section through a gall

Phytoptus abnormis

summer aspect (July 22nd)

Phytoptus abnormis

detail

Phytoptus abnormis: gall on Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek; summer aspect, underside gall

Phytoptus abnormis: gall on Tilia tomentosa

section

gall

Round, brownish pustules on the leaves, covered by a greyish brown felt and surrounded by a light seam.

hostplants

Malvaceae, narrowly monophagous

Tilia americana, tomentosa.

synonyms

Phytocoptella abnormis, Phytoptus tetratrichus abnormis.

notes

according to the Fauna Europaea (2014), this species is known only from Central Europe (Austria and Hungary); citations from Western Europe in all probability refer to Phytoptus tetratrichus.

references

Farkas (1965a), Hellrigl (2010a), Keifer, Baker, Kono ao (1982a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), O’Connor (2005c), Ripka (2007a), Ripka, Fain, Kaźmierski ao (2002a), Ripka & de Lillo (1997a).

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