Phytoptidae, A.Murray, 1877

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: 65-67

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-FFE8-C419-FF06-F9BC12547604

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Plazi

scientific name

Phytoptidae
status

 

Phytoptidae   , Sierraphytoptinae, Mackiellini  

182 * Propilus alternatus Navia & Flechtmann, 2005b: 51   .

Type host. Mauritia flexuosa   L. ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. Manaus (2°57’S, 59°57’W), Amazonas , Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on lower surface of leaves, along midribs, causing no apparent symptoms ( Navia & Flechtmann 2005b).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Amazonia, Caatinga and Cerrado biomes ( Vianna 2020e).

183 * Propilus bactris Reis & Navia, 2012   in Reis et al. (2012: 54).

Type host. Bactris maraja Mart.   ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. Campo Experimental Confiança, Embrapa, Cantá (02°35’40.8”N, 60°29’10.51”W), Roraima, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants, no symptoms were observed ( Reis et al. 2012).

Remarks. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plants status. Native palm, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia biome ( Lorenzi 2020a).

184 * Propilus flechtmanni Reis & Navia, 2014 b   in Reis et al. (2014b: 243).

Type host. Astrocaryum murumuru Mart.   ex. Spreng. ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. Guajará Mirim (10°48′01.47″S, 65°18′28.83″W), Rondônia, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. No damage was observed ( Reis et al. 2014b).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native palm, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia biome ( Vianna 2020a).

185 * Propilus gentyi Keifer, 1975 b: 21   .

Type host. Aiphanes sp.   ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. San Alberto , Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia   .

Host plant and locality reports in Brazil. On Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Mart.   ( Arecaceae   ): Cananéia (24°53’45”S, 47°50’17”W) (Navia et al. 2007), Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W), São Paulo; on Bactris vulgaris Barb. Rodr.   ( Arecaceae   ): Cananéia (24°53’45”S, 47°50’17”W) (Navia et al. 2007) São Paulo.

Relationship to host plant. The mites rust the underside of the fronds (Keifer 1975). Symptoms were not reported in the additional host plants.

Remarks. Type species of the genus Propilus   .

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring naturally in Amazônia biome ( Vianna 2020a)

Additional host plant status in Brazil. A. aculeatissimum   — native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Cerrado and Mata Atlântica biomes; B. vulgaris   — native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Mata Atlântica biome ( Lorenzi 2020a).

186 * Propilus pellitus Navia & Flechtmann, 2002: 143   .

Type host. Lytocaryum hoehnei (Burret) Tol.   ( Arecaceae   ), presently referred as Syagrus hoehnei Burret   ( Arecaceae   ) ( Soares 2020).

Type locality. Morro Grande , Cotia, São Paulo, Brazil   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on the lower leaf surface, causing no apparent symptoms ( Navia & Flechtmann 2002).

Remarks. Only known from the type host/locality.

Host plant status. Native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Mata Atlântica biome, in the South and Southeast Regions ( Soares 2020).

187 * Propilus spinosus Keifer, 1975 b: 23   .

Type host. Aiphanes sp.   ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. San Alberto , Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia   .

Host plant and locality reports in Brazil. On Bactris setosa Mart.   ( Arecaceae   ): Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W) and Jundiaí (23°13’18”S, 46°55’16”W) (Navia et al. 2007), São Paulo; on S. romanzoffiana   ( Arecaceae   ): on Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W) (Navia et al. 2007), São Paulo.

Relationship to host plant. The mites rust the underside of the fronds (Keifer 1975),

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring naturally in Amazônia biome ( Vianna 2020a).

Additional host plant status in Brazil. B. setosa   —native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Cerrado, Mata Atlântica and Pampa biomes ( Lorenzi 2020a); S. romanzoffiana   — native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Cerrado, Mata Atlântica and Pampa biomes ( Soares 2020).

188 * Propilus syagris Gondim, Flechtmann & De Moraes, 2000: 107   .

Type host. Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassmann   ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. Pariquera-Açu (24°36’39”S, 47°53’00”W), São Paulo, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Additional host and localities in Brazil. On Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Mart.   ( Arecaceae   ): Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W), Cananéia (24°53’45”S, 47°50’17”W) (Navia et al. 2007) São Paulo; Teresópolis (22°29’23”S, 42°54’47”W) (Navia et al. 2007), Rio de Janeiro; on Bactris vulgaris Barb. Rodr.   ( Arecaceae   ): Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W) (Navia et al. 2007) São Paulo.

Relationship to host plants. Vagrants on the lower leaf surface of S. romanzoffiana   and B. vulgaris ( Gondim et al. 2000)   ; and on leaves and terminal shoots of A. aculeatissimum (Navia et al. 2007)   .

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Cerrado, Mata Atlântica and Pampa biomes ( Soares 2020).

Additional host plant status. A. aculeatissimum   — native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Cerrado and Mata Atlântica biomes; B. vulgaris   —native palm tree, endemic, occurring in Mata Atlântica biome ( Lorenzi 2020a).

189 * Propilus tavaresi Navia & Flechtmann, 2005b: 54   .

Type host. Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés   ( Arecaceae   ).

Type locality. Manaus (3º04’S, 59º55’W), Amazonas , Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on lower surface of leaves causing no apparent symptoms. Colonies were observed protected under a dense layer of loose trichomes along midrib ( Navia & Flechtmann 2005b).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia biome ( Lorenzi 2020b).