Aceria cephalonea

    Description

    Aceria cephalonea is a mite that causes galls to form on the leaves of Sycamore. The galls are red, less than 3 mm high and have a rounded apex. The galls are seen more often than the mite.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On Sycamore

    When to see it

    Galls can be seen when Sycamore is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map