2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Rust Mites, Spider Mites, and Other Phytophagous Mites

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There are four families of phytophagous mites with species that are of economic importance:

  1. Eriophyidae: pink citrus rust mite (Aculops pelekassi) and the citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora);

  2. Tetranychidae: Texas citrus mite (Eutetranychus banksi), citrus red mite (Panonychus citri) and the six-spotted mite (Eotetranychus sexmaculatus);

  3. Tarsonemidae: broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus);

  4. Tenuipalpidae: false spider mites (Brevipalpus californicus, B. obovatus, and B. phoenicis). These three species are not currently considered economic pests on citrus. However, the false spider mites are vectors of citrus leprosis. This serious disease no longer occurs in Florida, but with its recent spread in Latin America there exists increasing risk of reestablishment in Florida.

Autores: 
M.E. Rogers
Autores: 
P.A. Stansly
Autores: 
C.C. Childers
Autores: 
C.W. McCoy
Autores: 
H.N. Nigg
Editora: 
University of Florida, IFAS Extension
Año: 
2010