Aceria tulipae (Keifer, 1938)

on Allium, Tulipa

gall

the mites are vagrants between the bulb scales and on the young leaves. At high densities strong malformations and discolouration may occur.

hostplants

Amaryllidaceae, Liliaceae, Poaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Allium cepa, sativum; Lolium perenne; Phleum pratense; Tulipa gesneriana.

notes

important pest. The damage strongly suggests a virus infestation, but it is not clear whether indeed virus, or the mites themselves, are responsible for the effects.
References to grasses may refer to the closely related Aceria tosichella.

references

Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2008a), Roivainen (1947a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

mod 6.iii.2018