Eriophyes homophyllus

Description

The gall mite Eriophyes homophyllus produces hairy galls on various Prunus species, but especially Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) The galls are found almost exclusively along the midrib and in the vein axils with a small opening on the underside.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Where the host species occur.

When to see it

When the host species are in leaf.

UK Status

Status is difficult to determine as the species is poorly recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map