Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov and Nikolski, 1937)

Zriki, G., Shaabo, A. & Boubou, A., 2015, A preliminary survey of the spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Latakia governorate of Syria, Acarologia 55 (3), pp. 303-309: 306

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http://doi.org/ 10.1051/acarologia/20152173

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A5EF79-296C-C945-CEA0-16AB4113FD10

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Marcus

scientific name

Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov and Nikolski, 1937)
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Tetranychus turkestani (Ugarov and Nikolski, 1937)  

The color of the summer adult female of that species is variable but is often yellow-green. A large spot is always present on each side, beginning just behind the eye spots and extending beyond the middle of the body, with an occasional additional pair of posterior spots, one on each side toward the end of the hysterosoma ( Jeppson et al. 1975; Seeman and Beard 2011). Tetranychus turkestani   and T. urticae   are very similar and without microscopic examination of the male aedeagus it is impossible to separate between them ( Migeon 2005). In our collection, this species was found together with T. urticae   on some sample ( Trifolium sp   , Tribulus terrestis   and Ailanthus altissima   ). It is a serious pest of many crops throughout the world, mainly low-growing crops and has been recorded from 270 host plants over the world (Jeppson e t al. 1975; Migeon and Dorkeld 2006 - 2013).

Specimens examined — 10 ♀♀ and 10 ♂♂ on Solanum melongena   ( Solanaceae   ), Shalfatea (35°32’5.84"N, 35°53’56.15"E), 28-IX-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Malva sp.   ( Malvaceae   ), Latakia city (35°32’28.42"N, 35°46’37.17"E) 7-X-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Malva sp.   ( Malvaceae   ), Latakia city (35°30’54.21"N, 35°46’17.91"E) 8-X-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Malva sp.   , Latakia city (35°32’30.63"N, 35°47’57.30"E) 12-XI-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 5 ♂♂ on T. terrestris   ( Zygophyllaceae   ), Latakia city (35°30’54.21"N, 35°46’17.91"E) 8-X-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on A. altissima   ( Simaroubaceae   ), Latakia city (35°30’54.21"N, 35°46’17.91"E), 8-X-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Fraxinus sp.   ( Oleaceae   ), Latakia city (35°31’30.09"N, 35°47’34.90"E), 13-X-2011 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Dianthus sp.   ( Caryophyllaceae   ), Al Hannadi (35°29’19.02"N, 35°51’41.14"E), 21-IV- 2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Trifolium sp.   ( Leguminosae ) Latakia city (35°31’36.05"N, 35°48’21.44"E), 23-IV-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Melia azedarach   ( Meliaceae   ), Latakia city (35°31’26.01"N, 35°47’51.22"E), 24-IV-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on M. azedarach   , Latakia city (35°31’37.02"N, 35°47’24.87"E), 15-VI- 2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Mentha sp.   ( Lamiaceae   ), Fedeo (35°31’1.80"N, 35°53’24.44"E), 30-V-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 4 ♂♂ on Rosa sp.   ( Rosaceae   ), Latakia city (35°31’41.36"N, 35°47’36.90"E), 1-VI-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♀♀ and 8 ♂♂ on Juglans regia   ( Juglandaceae   ), Beshraghi (35°17’52.47"N, 36°5’54.75"E), 21-VII-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 10 ♂♂ on M. domestica   ( Rosaceae   ), Beshraghi (35°37’49.03"N, 36° 8’13.32"E), 21-VII-2012 GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♀♀ and 4 ♂♂ on Phaseolus vulgaris (Leguminosae)   , Al Brazeen (35°15’14.04"N, 36° 1’23.12"E), 22-VII-2012 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks — Tetranychus turkestani   is a worldwide distributed species and was reported before this study from many countries in the Middle East.