Cecidophyopsis (genus)

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buds of Ribes nigrum infested by Cecidophyopsis ribis
Author(s): Jurga Motiejūnaitė
Source: iNaturalist

Cecidophyopsis Keifer, 1959

This genus of gall mites contains around 20 species, which are mainly found in Europe. The mites infest the buds (especially the flower buds) and leaves of their host plants. Infested buds become swollen and do not open properly. On crops, the infestations can result in yield losses. The host plants are frequently Ribes and other Grossulariaceae. Some species are also vectors of plant diseases. For example, the blackcurrant gall mite (Cecidophyopsis ribis) transmits the Blackcurrant reversion virus.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: