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Eriophyid mites

Eriophyid mites are microscopic mites which are closely associated with the host plants on which they reside. While generally their damage is minimal, they can cause aesthetic and economic damage on some hosts grown in nursery production.

Mites are often classified based on the type of damage they cause. This classification includes: blister mites, bud mites, gall mites, and rust mites.

Blister mites
pear leaf blister mites

gall mites
maple gall mites
fuchsia gall mites

Additional literature:

Amrine, J. Eriophyid mites. Washington State University. PLS-89.

Keifer, H. et al. 1982. An Illustrated Guide to Plant Anomalities Caused by Eriophyid Mites. USDA-ARS. Agricultural Handbook number 573.

Miller et al. 2011. Small and Mite-y. Digger. Vol. 55:12. p.33-37.

USDA/ARS/Systematic Entomology Lab. Acari-Mites and Ticks: A Virtual Resource.



Eriophyid mite damage on 'Valley forge' elm
eriophyid mite damage on elm leader
Photo: anonymous
Eriophyid mites on 'Valley forge' elm
eryiphyid mites on elm
Photo: anonymous
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