Aceria campestricola

    Alternative names
    Aceria brevipunctaus, Aceria ulmicola

    Aceria campestricola is a Gall Mite that causes Pustule galls to form on the upper leaf surfaces of certain species of Elm. The galls are far easier to see than the mites.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall


    The host species in Britain include English Elm and Small-leaved Elm, and the mite Aceria campestricola can be found anywhere that these species grow.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in most of Britain where the host plants grow.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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