Aceria macrochela

Description

Aceria macrochela is a gall mite that causes solitary galls to form on the leaves of Field Maple. The galls are seen more often than the mite that causes them. The gall is rounded, 2 to 4 mm across, with hard walls often in angle between veins; inner surface with many-celled hairs.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Habitat

On the leaves of Field Maple.

When to see it

Galls visible in summer.

UK Status

Frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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