Eriophyes lissonotus

Alternative names
Aceria lissonota
Description

The gall mite Aceria lissonata causes galls on the leaves of Birch (Betula species). The gall is in the form of a bulge on the upperside, hairy and appearing rough. The gall is often close to the base of the leaf. The hairs of the erineum are pointed, whitish when young.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Habitat

Where the host Birch species occur.

When to see it

Whenever Birch is in leaf.

UK Status

It is difficult to determine the exact status in Britain due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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