Phytoptus tetratrichus


    The galls caused by the gall mite Phytoptus tetratrichus occur on the leaves of some species of Lime and take the form of a tight roll on the edge of the leaf 1 to 2 mm wide. It may be short or long and may even affect the whole leaf margin.  Inside it is hairy and contains mites. The gall is recorded more often than the adult.

    Identification difficulty

    Where the host species of Lime occur.

    When to see it

    Galls can be seen when Lime is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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