Fuchsia Gall Mite

Quick facts Common Name:  Fuchsia Gall Mite Scientific name:  Aculops fuchsiae Origin: Brazil 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 Map of reported cases in UK: This online map which is maintained by Derek Luther (of the British Fuchsia Society) highlights cases reported to him across the