Chapter 6

Acari

Uri Gerson and Vincenzo Vacante

Abstract

Eleven mite (Acari) species in four families are serious pests of citrus in the Mediterranean Region. These include Aceria sheldoni (Ewing), Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) and Aculops pelekassi (Keifer) in the family Eriophyidae; Brevipalpus californicus (Banks), B. lewisi McGregor, B. obovatus Donnadieu and B. phoenicis (Geijskes) in the Tenuipalpidae; Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) in the Tarsonemidae and Eutetranychus orientalis (Klein), Panonychus citri (McGregor) and Tetranychus urticae (Koch) in the family Tetranychidae. Diagnostic characters and illustrations are provided for each species, along with data on their life history, economic importance and management.

Total Pages: 88-108 (21)

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