gall mite


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gall mite

n.
Any of various mites of the family Eriophyidae that cause the formation of galls in plants.

gall mite

n
(Plant Pathology) any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Phytoptidae that cause galls or blisters on buds, leaves, or fruit

gall′ mite`


n.
any mite of the family Eriophyidae that feeds on plant juices, causing galls and other damage.
[1880–85]
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Changes in leaves of susceptible and resistant Solanum dulcamara infested by the gall mite Eriophyes cladophthirus (Acarina, Eriophyoidea).
Q Please can you alert your readers about the fuschia gall mite which is attacking plants.
Un arall sydd wedi cyrraedd de Lloegr, ond heb deithio i Gymru eto, ydi gwiddon y goeden drops - y Fuchsia gall mite, ag fel mae'r enw'n lled-awgrymu bwyta blodau'r goeden drops mae hwn.
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You may hate your neighbour's leylandii (or leyland cypress) so much that you will be happy that the cypress gall mite attacks this tree.