Acalitus stenaspis

    Alt Name
    Aceria stenaspis
    Description

    Acalitus stenaspis is a mite that causes a leaf roll gall to form on beech leaves. The gall is a tight upward marginal roll that extends along the leaf edge. This roll is lined with hairs and contains mites in summer. The galls are seen more often than the mite.

    Habitat

    On the leaves of Beech.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map