Aceria campestricola

Alternative names
Aceria brevipunctaus, Aceria ulmicola
Description

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

Habitat

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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