Obdulia spec.

on Tamarix

Obdulia spec. malformations

outgrowth caused by the mite; a: branch with galls; b: section through a galled brach; c: mites in the space between wood and bark (from Gerding ao).

Obdulia spec. galls on Tamarix aphylla

Tamarix aphylla, Upper Egypt, El Kab, winter 2017/2018 © Maria Fremlin

Obdulia spec. gall on Tamarix aphylla

detail

parasite

Bark outgrowths, up to cm in size, both shoots as thin as 1-2 cm as very heave branches, caused by masses of mites living under the bark.

host plants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix aphylla, nilotica.

notes

Found in Israël, probably occurring elsewhere as well.

references

Gerling, Kugler & Lupo (1976a).

mod 5.ii.2019