Eriophyes lateannulatus is a gall mite that causes galls to form on the leaves of Small-leaved Lime. The galls are red 'nail galls' about 5 mm in height and with rounded tips.
The host plant must be identified - only galls on Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) can be identified with confidence; those on hybrid lime (Tilia x europaea and others) may be Eriophyes tiliae.
Small-leaved Lime has leaves with glabrous uppersides, glabrous undersides with tufts of hair in vein axils, and flower cymes held obliquely erect; Common Lime has pendent flower cymes.
The host plant MUST be noted in the Comments
Only on Small-leaved Lime.
When Small-leaved Lime is in leaf.
Status in Britain not known. Thought to be fairly frequent, though under recorded.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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