Phytoptus avellanae


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


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

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map