Aculus magnirostris Acari: Eriophyidae - gall mite
Aculus magnirostris

Gall on Salix fragilis, Crack Willow

Hosts:
Salix alba, babylonica, fragilis, purpurea

Long narrow roll on leaf margin lined with hairs and containing mites. Initially green, becomes reddish-brown with age


Mite-induced leaf margin rolls are also found on Salix caprea, cinerea and viminalis but these cannot be identified


Aculus magnirostris

Aculus magnirostris
Aculus magnirostris
Wimborne, Dorset. May 2018

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