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Aceria malherbae

Plant species attacked: Field bindweed
Biocontrol Agent Type: Leaf and bud galling mite
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC originated in Thessaloniki, Greece
First Released in BC: 1992
Click on image to view larger photo: Aceria malherbae shown on a leaf next to an inch-rule
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Field bindweed:
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Established Aceria malherbae on Field bindweed locations
View the in-depth Aceria malherbae information page here
This biological control species is currently not available for distribution.

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