Phyllocoptes malinus

Description

The mite Phyllocoptes malinus causes galls to form on the leaves of Apple species (Malus) including Crab Apple Malus sylvestris. The mites cause an erineum (an abnormal felty growth of hairs) to from the leaf epidermis on either the upper or underside. This may be whitish pink, or red at first but later becomes rust brown.

Habitat

Where the host species are present.

When to see it

When the host (Malus) species are in leaf.

UK Status

Status in Britain not known.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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