Epitrimerus malimarginemtorquens

Alternative names
Eriophyes malimarginemtorquens
Description

The mite Epitrimerus malimarginemtorquens causes a leaf roll gal on the leaves of Apple.  The leaf roll is narrow and hard, approx. 1 mm broad with white hairs alongside the roll on the upper surface (BPGS handbook).

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Please provide photograph and state host species.

Habitat

The galls may be found wherever the host Apple trees occur.

When to see it

Galls can be seen when the host species 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.

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