Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937)

Naves, Pedro, Nóbrega, Filomena & Auger, Philippe, 2021, Updated and annotated review of Tetranychidae occurring in mainland Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira Archipelagos, Acarologia 61 (2), pp. 380-393 : 389

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https://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20214437

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Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937)


Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937)

The strawberry spider mite, T. turkestani , is a major pest of crops and has been found on cultivated and non-cultivated plants ( Carmona 1964 ; Carmona and Dias 1980), including tomato ( Ferreira and Carmona, 1995), strawberries ( Fragaria spp. ) and corn ( Zea mays ) ( Carmona and Dias 1980, as T. atlanticus ; Pereira 2004 ), but also in vineyards and on fruit trees. In the INIAV acarological collection there are additional samples from weeds in agricultural fields, including new hosts for this species ( Table 1). It is present all over the mainland and appears to be more frequent in the north and centre ( Carmona and Dias 1996).