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Family Eriophyidae - gall mites

gall - Eriophyes cerasicrumena Buttonbush galls - Aceria cephalanthi galls on alder leaf - Phytoptus laevis Vasates quadripedes Found on pear tree - Eriophyes cerasicrumena Persimmon Leaf Blister Gall - Aceria theospyri Eriophyid, Vasates quadripedes? - Vasates quadripedes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Trombidiformes
Suborder Prostigmata (Prostigs)
Infraorder Eleutherengona
No Taxon (Raphignathina)
Superfamily Eriophyoidea
Family Eriophyidae (gall mites)
Other Common Names
Rust mites
Print References
Internet References
USDA. Eriophyoidea
Works Cited
1.An Illustrated Guide to Plant Abnormalities Caused by Eriophyid Mites in North America (Agriculture Handbook Number 573)
Keifer, Hartford H., Edward W. Baker, Tokuwo Kono, Mercedes Delfinado, and William E. Styer. 1982. USDA Agricultural Research Service.
2.Eriophyid Studies
H. H. Keifer. 1938. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, State of California, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 181-206.
3.Catalogue of Eriophyid Mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea)
R. Davis, C. H. W. Flechtmann, J. H. Boezek, and H. E. Barké. 1982. Warsaw Agricultural University Press.
4.Eriophyoid Mites of the United States
E. W. Baker, T. Kono, J. W. Amrine, Jr., M. D. Delfinado-Baker and T. A. Stasny. 1996. Indira Publishing House.
5.Mites Injurious to Economic Plants
L. R. Jeppson, H. H. Keifer, and E. W. Baker. 1975. University of California Press.
6.The Eriophyid mites of California (Acarina: Eriophyidae)
H. H. Keifer. 1952. Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 2(1): 1-124, pls. 1-39.