Eriophyid Mites

An Abundance of Eriophyid Mite Galls

This is the time of the season when a range of plant growths produced under the influence of eriophyid mites (family Eriophyidae) become obvious on a wide range of trees and shrubs in Ohio. They appear in widely varying forms from bladder-like to spindle-like to felt-like to crinkled leaf edges and other unusual leaf deformities.
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Joe Boggs