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Broom Gall Mite



P_broomgallmite

Broom Gall Mite

Usually appear in

Spring and summer.


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Caused By:-     The Insect Eriophyes genistae

Description

During Spring and summer the buds on Broom (Cytisus) do not open and develop into a mass of growth covered with silvery hairs. When they dry up they remain on the plant over winter. A microscopic Gall mite lives in the unopened buds. In severe cases the flowering of the plant is affected. Picture by William Fountain, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org.
See also these other Galls ACER GALL MITES, ACORN GALL MITES, AZELAE GALL, BEECH GALL MIDGE, BLACKCURRANT GALL MIDGE, CAMELLIA GALL, CROWN GALL, EUONOMUS GALL, FELT GALL MITES, FORSYTHIA GALL, GALLS, GALL WASP, GLEDITSIA POD GALL MIDGE, HEMEROCALLIS GALL MIDGE, HAWTHORN BUTTON TOP GALL MIDGE, KNOPPER GALL OF ACORNS, LEAFY GALL, LIME NAIL GALL MITE, OAK GALL WASP, PEAR LEAF BLISTER MITE, PINAPPLE GALL ALDELGID, PLUM GALL MIDGE, ROBINS PINCUSHION, TURNIP GALL WEEVIL, VINE ERINOSE GALL MITE, VIOLET GALL MIDGE, WILLOW BEAN GALL SAWFLY.


Control

Pruning out the infected buds is the main form of attacking the mite as insecticides does not seem to work. A systemic insecticide may be beneficial after picking off infected buds.



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