Aculus tetanothrix

    Description

    Aculus tetanothrix is a mite that causes rounded, sometimes reddened galls to form on the leaves of willows, particularly White Willow. The galls are seen more often than their causer.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    Wherever White Willow is found.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Thought to be widespread and fairly common where White Willow occurs.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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