Aceria nervisequa

Description

Aceria nervisequa is a mite that galls the leaves of Beech. The galls normally take the form of pink tufts of hairs (erineum) between the veins on the underside of the leaf, but sometimes they appear as white erineum which run along the veins on the upper surface of the leaf.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Habitat

On Beech leaves.

When to see it

Summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but under recorded.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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