Aculus craspedobius


The mite Aculus craspedobius causes a short, twisted inrolling gall on the edge of the leaves of Salix alba, Salix fragilis and their hybrids.

Identification difficulty

Galls can be encountered on the leaves of the host willows.

When to see it

When the host willows 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.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map