Common Name: Fuchsia Gall Mite
Scientific name: Aculops fuchsiae
Plants Affected: Garden and Greenhouse fuchsias. The fuchsia magellanica variants seem to be particularly sensitive to the mite.
Early Symptoms: Thickening, distortion, hairiness and possible colour changes.
Main Symptoms: Growth at the shoot tips becomes swollen and distorted, often with a green or reddish discolouration. Flowers are also deformed or fail to develop fully.
Most Noticeable: During May to September/October
Reporting: If you believe you have Fuchsia Gall Mite, please report the location and share a photo if possible with British Fuchsia Society and the Royal Horticultural Society who are tracking is progress across the UK. Please do not post plant material.