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Species Aceria chondrillae - Skeletonweed Gall Mite

Aceria chondrillae, Gall mite on skeletonweed, Chondrilla juncea (Asteraceae), need confirmation - Aceria chondrillae
Classification
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)
Genus Aceria
Species chondrillae (Skeletonweed Gall Mite)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phytoptus chondrillae Canestrini, 1891
Remarks
Introduced to control Skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)
Internet References
Cambridge Journal. Biology and host specificity of the Chondrilla gall mite Aceria chondrillae (G. Can.) (Acarina, Eriophyidae)