What is fuchsia gall mite?
Fuchsia gall mite is a microscopic sap-sucking mite that is specific to fuchsias. It can cause extensive galling and distortion affecting the appearance of fuchsias.
Gall mites are tiny sap-sucking creatures that cause a variety of abnormal growths on various plants. Although too small to be seen without a microscope, the galled tissues that they create are often very distinctive and easily recognised.