Aceria kuko (Kishida, 1927)

goji berry gall mite

on Capsicum, Lycium, Solanum

Aceria kuko: galls on Lycium barbarum

Lycium barbarum, Hungary, Budapest. 8.ix.2014 © László Érsek

Aceria kuko: galls on Lycium barbarum

upperside galls

Aceria kuko: galls on Lycium barbarum

underside galls

Aceria kuko: galls on Lycium barbarum

older galls burst open

Aceria kuko on Lycium barbarum

Lycium barbarum, Hungary, Budapest, 11.vi.2018 © László Érsek: section

Aceria kuko on Lycium barbarum

mites

Aceria kuko: galls on Lycium barbarum

Lycium barbarum; uit PlantDirect

gall

numerous amphigenous hard pustules on the leaves: ± violet above, yellowish-green below, 2-4 mm in size.

hostplants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Capsicum annuum; Lycium barbarum, chinense; Solanum nigrum.

notes

This is an originally Chinese species that has been introduced in several European countries in the last several years. The species is potentially a serious pest in agriculture and greenhouses. It therefore is advised to report possible finds to an appropriate plant health institute.

references

Chireceanu, Chiriloaie, Teodoru & Sivu (2015a), Hrudová & Šafránková (2018a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Érsek, Rózsahegyi & Vétek (2015a), Ripka & Sánchez (2017a).

mod 6.ii.2020