Grape Mite - Eriophyes vitis

Description

The Grape Mite Eriophyes vitis galls the leaves of grape vines resulting in small bumps appearing on the leaf surfaces, with a corresponding hollow below which appear as white furry patches. The minuscule mites live in these patches.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Recording advice

When recording the galls please state the host plant and provide photographs of both the upper and lower surfaces of the galled leaves.

Habitat

Where the host grape vines occur.

When to see it

When the host grape vines 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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map