The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Acari: Eriophyoidea; local, rather uncommon.
VC2: SX19 Beeny Cliff in 2008, a first record for Cornwall.
Habitat & Ecology
Associated species: Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris . Galls cause pimples 1-2 mm. high
on upper surface of leaf, often red, sometimes stalked, covered with white hairs; small opening below is ringed with hairs.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.