Aculus magnirostris

Description

The gall mite Aculus magnirostris galls the leaves of Crack-willow and White Willow.  This galling may cause a fairly long section of the leaf edge to roll, but the leaf does not twist. 

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Wherever the host willow species occur.

When to see it

Galls may be encountered at any time that the host species are in leaf.

UK Status

True 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

UK Map