Acalitus stenaspis

Alternative names
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.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

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.

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