Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari 
Order: Prostigmata 
Family: Eriophyidae 
Genus: Eriophyes 
Species: E. hoheriae 
Scientific name: Eriophyes hoheriae 
Common name: Lacebark Gall Mite,

Houhere (Lacewood) can be heavily infested by stem galls caused by a mite (Eriophyes hoheriae). Galls are typically rough-surfaced spheres of 1-2 cm on small stems and twigs and apparently cause little harm. The galls are food for the young.

Lacebark Mite Gall .jpg
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