Eriophyidae

Navia, Denise, Duarte, Mercia Elias & Flechtmann, Carlos H. W., 2021, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata) from Brazil: an annotated checklist, Zootaxa 4997 (1), pp. 1-152: 42

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4997.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7E841E6-7ECB-4A59-89D3-7B001AB67EA7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C38783-FF81-C472-FF06-FF3013BE7148

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Eriophyidae
status

 

Eriophyidae   , Cecidophyinae   , Colomerini  

100 Cosetacus camelliae ( Keifer, 1945)   : 137. ( Keifer 1966b: 7).

Previous genus assignment.

Aceria   .

Type host. Camellia japonica   L. ( Theaceae   ).

Type locality. Santa Maria , California, USA   .

Reports in Brazil. “ Parque Nacional do Itatiaia ”, Itatiaia ( Flechtmann 1998b), Rio de Janeiro   ; Piracicaba ( Flechtmann 1998b), São Paulo.

Relationship to host plant. Mites live in flower buds under the scales, causing browning of the flower parts and buds ( Keifer 1945). Mites collected under flower bud scales and at base of leaf petioles. In the infestations of white flowering camellias, the mites caused intense bronzing of the distal half of bud scales and no buds developed into a flower. Severe dropping of flower buds was also observed. On pink-reddish flowering camellias bud drop was less intense and many flowers opened half way, although not completely. Some rust on the leaves was also observed ( Flechtmann 1998b).

Remark. Type species in the genus Cosetacus   .

Type host plants status. Exotic shrub or tree, cultivated as an ornamental ( Lorenzi & Souza 2001).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Eriophyidae

Loc

Eriophyidae

Navia, Denise, Duarte, Mercia Elias & Flechtmann, Carlos H. W. 2021
2021
Loc

Cosetacus camelliae ( Keifer, 1945 )

Keifer, H. H. 1966: 7
1966