Submission - 22/07/2020

Sighting - 2020-07-21

Species Seen Gall of Acalitus brevitarsus (a mite) on Italian Alder
Scientific Name Acalitus brevitarsus (Fockeu, 1890)
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Rob Randall
Identified on 22/07/2020
Location ST719638
Phase Gall
Locality Haycombe Drive, Whiteway
Parish Twerton, Bath
Habitat Underside of leaves
Notes This species also lives on leaves of other Alder species causing an 'erineum' which begins white, then goes through rose red and eventually turns brown. The mites are microscopic and live amongst the growth that they cause.