Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First occurrence of an alien eriophyoid mite species, Aceria kuko (Kishida) (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) in Hungary.

Abstract

First occurrence of goji gall mite Aceria kuko (Kishida) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea) in Hungary is reported. It was found on the leaves of barbary matrimony vine or Chinese wolfberry (Lycium barbarum L., fam. Solanaceae). It is also known as Chinese boxthorn or Himalayan goji. The species caused blisters and leaf galls on the host plant. The relevant morphometrics data (minimum & maximum, in µm) of the protogyne female are provided.