Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aculops clinopodii

Aculops clinopodii (Liro, 1941)

Acari, Eriophyidae

on Lamiaceae

gall

the mites live as vagrants at the underside of the leaves. At high densities the leaves turn brown and wither. Petanović & Stanković (1999a) write of a white-speckled erineum.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Clinopodium acinos, vulgare; Lycopus europaeus; Mentha arvensis; Prunella vulgaris.

synonyms

Phyllocoptes, Vasates, clinopodii. Roivainen (1951a) considers Aculops hamatus and Aculus prunellae synonyms of clinopodii, but the Fauna Europaea (2014) sees three valid species.

references

Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Petanović (1985a, 1998a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a), Roivainen (1947a, 1951a).

07/02/2017

Last modified 13.vii.2017