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Poison Ivy Leaf Gall Mite - Aculops rhois

Poison Ivy Leaf Gall Mite - Aculops rhois
Merchants Millpond State Park, Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
May 7, 2011
Size: 2 cm
Aculops rhois found along edge of wooded area adjacent to parking lot at canoe launch.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.
I've never heard anything about mite-infested leaves being more toxic.

Wives tale?
I was always told, when the leaves looked like this was when they were at their most poisonous. True or not?