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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