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Maple Spindlegall Mite

Vasates aceriscrumena

Vasates aceriscrumena is a mite in the Eriophyidae family.
Maple Spindlegall Mite - Vasates aceriscrumena These galls were long and thin and were made on the upper surface of the leaf.

Habitat: Maple (Acer sp.) leaves in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Maple Spindlegall Mite,Summer,United States,Vasates,Vasates aceriscrumena,finger gall,fingerlike gall,gall,mite

Reproduction

Adult females overwinter and lay eggs on growing leaves.

Food

Hosts are hard maples (red, sugar, Norway), and soft maples (silver)

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderTrombidiformes
FamilyEriophyidae
GenusVasates
SpeciesVasates aceriscrumena