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  • Image: Maple bladder gall 1
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Maple bladder gall
Vasates quadripedes

  • Pinkish, reddish or greenish 1/8th inch bladder-like bumps on underside of leaves
  • Caused by eriophyid mites which are microscopic
  • First formed in spring shortly after leaves expand
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  • Image: Maple spindle gall 1
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Maple spindle gall
Vasates aceriscrumena

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  • Image: Maple velvet gall 1
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Maple velvet gall
Aceria aceris

  • Whitish or reddish woolly or fuzzy growth that is circular or oval on leaf surface
  • Caused by eriophyid mites which are microscopic
  • First formed in spring shortly after leaves expand
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