Galled beech leaves

Galled beech leaves

Observation - Galled beech leaves - UK and Ireland. Description: One of two galled beech leaves found in a very long beech hedge. With their rolled leaf edges it looks as though it has been caused by the mite Acalitus stenapsis. The leaf is also thickened and bumpy, but I could find no mites

One of two galled beech leaves found in a very long beech hedge. With their rolled leaf edges it looks as though it has been caused by the mite Acalitus stenapsis. The leaf is also thickened and bumpy, but I could find no mites