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Aceria ilicis

Aceria ilicis


The small Aceria ilicis provokes cecidia (galls) in the underside of Holm oak leaves (Quercus ilex). These cecidia consist on an uprise of the leaf anverse edge accompanied by oxided-coloured stains that consist of dense and abnormal starlike hairiness. A. ilicis also attacs Quercus coccifera. These Eriophydae acarines are minuscule mites that cause variated galls in plants , inside which live comfortably. Another Eriophydae is Eriophyes tiliae which produces red little horns on the leaves of lime trees (Tilia platyphyllos).


Spotted on a Holm oak leaf.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. Flash fired

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1 Comment

arlanda 6 years ago

ID changed to Aceria ilicis

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Dec 3, 2013
Submitted on Jan 17, 2014

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