Linden (Tilia)-Linden gall mite

Eriophyes tiliae

Pest description and damage A very tiny (less than 0.008 inch) eriophyid mite that causes elongated, red to greenish pimple-like galls (about 0.3 inch in length) on leaves. Damage is seldom serious.


Predatory mites are important biological control agents.

Management-chemical control

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For more information

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