Linden (Tilia)-Linden gall mite

Lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)
Linden gall mite (Phytoptus tillae)

Pest description and damage A very tiny eriophyid mite; causes elongated, pimple-like, red to greenish galls on leaves. Damage is seldom serious.


Predatory mites are important biological control agents.

Management-chemical control

See Table 3 in:

For more information

See "Gallmakers" in: