Aceria sanguisorbae


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.


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


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

UK Map