Phyllocoptes goniothorax


Phyllocoptes goniothorax is a gall mite which causes leaf roll on the edges of Hawthorn leaves.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall


Wherever Hawthorn is present.

When to see it

Summer and autumn whilst Hawthorn is in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread but poorly recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map