Aceria sanguisorbae

    Description

    The mite Aceria sanguisorbae causes galls to form on various Sanguisorba species.  The leaves, stems and sometimes the flower buds are covered in thick white, or yellow-white felt like erenia containing the mites.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Recording advice

    Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Areas where Sanguisorba species occur.

    When to see it

    When Sanguisorba species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

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