Aceria erodii (Gerber, 1901)

on Erodium

Aceria erodii: galling flower of Erodium ciconium

normal and galled flowers (from Houard, 1909a)

gall

The flower bud is disfigured and swollen; calyx en corolla leaves hypertrophied, anthers are normal, gynoecium atrophied.

hostplants

Acari, narrowly monophagous

Erodium chium, ciconium.

synonyms

Trichostigma erodii.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1865a), Houard (1909a).

mod 7.ix.2018