Erinose mites are microscopic invertebrates that feed on plant tissue, causing distortion and abnormal growth in shoots and leaves. The pest can cause damage in young spotted gum plantations.
Rhombacus & Acalox species
Because they are so small, field identification is based on the symptoms they cause. Aggregations of thousands of mites cause raised, yellow to red blisters on leaf surfaces. In severe cases, the blisters cover the whole leaf surface.
Northern New South Wales, south east Queensland, central Queensland
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