|Nail galls on Small-Leaved Lime, Tilia cordata, caused by the gall mite Eriophyes lateannulatus.|
Farningham Wood, 2 October 2011.
There are just two specimens in Farningham Wood, yet this is enough to support a species of nail gall mites that are unique to this species of tree. The nail galls on the more common lime tree, Tilia × europaea, are produced by a different mite and are noticeably larger at this time of year, as shown below!
|Lime nail galls, caused by a mite, Eriophyes tiliae, on a lime tree in Cudham car park. 30 September 2011.|