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Responses of Some Solanaceae to Attack by the Gall Mite Eriophyes cladophthirus. E. Westphal, Research Cecidologist, Laboratory of Cecidology, E.R. 060050 of CNRS, associated with L. Pasteur University, Strasbourg Botanical Institute, 67083 Strasbourg CEDEX, France. Plant Dis. 64:406-409. Copyright 1980 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-64-406.

A list of host plants was developed for Eriophyes cladophthirus by experimentally introducing this mite onto various plant species. E. cladophthirus develops only on Solanaceae but is a relatively nonspecific gall former. It provokes the formation of galls on very different genera, such as Solanum, Petunia, and Nicandra. All the Solanaceae tested sometimes resisted attack by E. cladophthirus.