Bath Wildlife Sightings

Gall of Aceria ilicis (a mite) on Quercus ilex (Holm Oak), Royal Victoria Park, Bath, ST7365

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Aceria ilicis (Canestrini - 1890) (Holm Oak Erineum gall-mite)

Evidence

Quantity

Abundant on leaves of one tree

Locality

Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Habitat

Leaves of a young Holm Oak

Environmental Conditions

Sunny

Grid Reference

ST737653

Other Information

The brown growth (erineum) on the underside of leaves is very distinctive. Fairly recent arrival in the UK. Only local records so far are here and on trees at the entrance to Morrison's supermarket on the London Road.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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