Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acericecis campestre

Acericecis campestre Harris, 2004

on Acer

Acericecis campestre: gall on Acer campestre

Acer campestre, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 8.v.2017 © László Érsek: upperside gall

Acericecis campestre: vacated gall on Acer campestre

older, vacated gall

Acericecis campestre old galls

several together

Acericecis campestre: larva

15.v.2019: the larva in its depression

Acericecis campestre: larva


Acericecis campestre: larva

larva at the one side …

Acericecis campestre: larva

… and a the other side; there is no spatula

Acericecis campestre: galls on Acer campestre

Acer campestre, Belgium, prov. Namur, Étang de Virelles, 31.v.2014 © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Acericecis campestre: galls on Acer campestre

same leaf, underside

Acericecis campestre: larva

6.vii.2014, larva


A single larva lives in a small depression at the underside of the leaf; at the upper side a little wart, less than a mm high; around this point a yellowed zone, ± 1 cm ø. After the larva has vacated the gall a yellow spot remains the eventually withers. The larva is whitish, almost hyaline, short and squat of shape and it lacks a sternal spatula. Univoltine, pupation in the soil.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer campestre.


Redfern & Shirley (2011a) synonymise campestre with A. vitrina; this is in agreement with the Fauna Europaea (2014), but not with the checklist by Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a).


Bruun (2019a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a). Burton, Ellis & Schneider (2022a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Máca (2012a), Roskam (2019a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 21), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 20.ii.2023