Obdulia tamaricis Pritchard & Baker, 1958

on Tamarix

Obdulia tamaricis: galls

a: a branch with galls; b: a single gall; c: section through a gall (from Gerling ao).

parasite

Little cones, with a diameter of 2-3 mm, sometimes very numerous, on mature bark. Underneath red mites in all stages, in numbers ranging from a few to hundreds. The mites are active all year.

hostplants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix nilotica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Gerling, Kugler & Lupo (1976a).

mod 19.ii.2018