Aculus xylostei

Alternative names
Eriophyes xylostei

Aculus xylostei is a mite that causes a leaf roll gall on the leaves of Honeysuckle. The leaves are affected by a narrow, tight roll, usually downwards, often reddish clearly thickened and causing crinkling of the leaf margin or a pleat parallel to the leaf margin. The roll is often lined with hairs containing mites.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall


On the leaves of Honeysuckle

When to see it

When Honeysuckle is in leaf.

UK Status

British status not known.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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