Cecidophyes rouhollahi

    Description

    The Gall Mite Cecidophyes rouhollahi causes galls to form distorting the leaves of Goosegrass (Galium aparine). These galls were previously thought to be caused by Cecidophyes galii but this has now been disproved, and there is no evidence at present that C. galii causes galls in Britain. The galls of Cecidophyes rouhollahi are far easier to see than the mites.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    Anywhere that the host plant grows

    Life History

    The leaf of the host plant rolls upwards from the midrib to form a tube shape in which the mite lives.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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