Aceria kuko (Kishida, 1927)
goji gall mite
on Capsicum, Lycium, Solanum
Lycium barbarum, Hungary, Budapest. 8.ix.2014 © László Érsek
older galls burst open
Lycium barbarum, Hungary, Budapest, 11.vi.2018 © László Érsek: section
Lycium barbarum; uit PlantDirect
numerous amphigenous hard pastules on the leaves: ± violet above, yellowish-green below.
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 approprate plant health instute.
Chireceanu, Chiriloaie, Teodoru & Sivu (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Érsek, Rózsahegyi & Vétek (2015a).