Aceria

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Aceria
Rust Mite, Aceria anthocoptes.jpg
Colored SEM of Aceria anthocoptes (rust mite)
White bar is 30 µm.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Prostigmata
Family: Eriophyidae
Genus: Aceria
Keifer, 1944
Species

900+, see text

Aceria is a genus of mites belonging to the family Eriophyidae, the gall mites. These tiny animals are parasites of plants. Several species can cause blistering and galls, including erineum galls.[1] A few are economically significant pests, while others are useful as agents of biological pest control of invasive plants such as rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea), creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense), and field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

There are over 900 species in this genus.[2]

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) afflicted by A. labiatiflorae

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