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Abstract

First occurrence and re-description of Aculus epiphyllus (Nalepa) (Acariformes: Eriophyoidea) from Fraxinus pennsylvanica in Europe.

Abstract

Aculus epiphyllus (Nalepa, 1892) is reported from green ash in Europe for the first time. Ash rust mite has never been found on green ash, and we therefore re-describe and illustrate the female and male, and describe the nymph. The species was collected from the underside of the leaflets of the introduced ash species, Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall (Oleaceae) in Hungary.