Aceria sheldoni (Ewing, 1937)

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Citrus

gall

the mites primarily live within the buds and cause serious malformations, both in the leaves as as in the flowers and developing fruits. Also excessive bud formation may occur, resulting in the formation of witches’ brooms.

hostplants

Rutaceae, monophagous

Citrus.

serious pest on lemon, to a lesser degree on orange trees.

synonyms

Eriophyes sheldoni.

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Kapaxidi (2013a), Keifer, Baker, Kono, Delfinado & Styer (1982a), Mifsud, Monfreda & de Lillo (2007a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Tomasi (2014a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

22/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017