Aceria squarrosae de Lillo, Christofaro & Kashefi, 2002

Acari, Eriophyiidae

on Centaurea

gall

infested plants were stunted, showing reduced growth, very bushy, with the apical parts of the stems and capitula still green and fresh during the hot and dry season, less spiny than usual, and producing less seed.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Centaurea virgata subsp. squarrosa.

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), de Lillo, Christofaro & Kashefi (2002a).

18/07/2016

mod 28.vi.2017