Lime nail gall mite
During the summer months, the foliage of lime trees (Tilia) can become covered with elongate red tack-like galls on the upper side of leaves. This is due to the feeding activities of a gall mite.
Latin name Eriophyes tiliae and E. lateannulatus
Plants affected Lime (Tilia sp)
Main symptoms Pale yellow or red pointed tubular structures up to 5-8mm long on the upper leaf surface
Caused by Microscopic gall mites
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