Phytoptus avellanae

    Description

    Phytoptus avellanae is a gall mite species that induces big bud galls of up to 10 millimetres across, sometimes slightly open, on the buds of Hazel (Corylus avellana) and on Filbert (Corylus maxima).

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    Galls may occur where the host species are found.

    When to see it

    Galls may be seen when the host species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain though not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known

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

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