Eotetranychus hirsti Pritchard & Baker

Zeity, Mahram, 2017, Some new records of spider mites (Acari, Tetranychidae) from Syria, Acarologia 57 (3), pp. 651-654: 652

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20174184

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7FE6A48A-E59F-4DC3-BE70-25E9500F3820

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5475063

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C5493F-FF85-FFEF-0948-6DDD65A6FAB5

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Eotetranychus hirsti Pritchard & Baker
status

 

Eotetranychus hirsti Pritchard & Baker  

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This species is reported from neighboring countries of Syria. So far this species reported from five countries on seven host plant species in the world. Eotetranychus hirsti   type locality is Coimbatore, India 1926. Zeity (2015) reported this species from down surface of Ficus   leaves in Bangalore and Raichur, Karnataka, India, more often associated with rust fungus and caused discoloration of leaves. Individuals of mite colony move out towards the fruit region and cause blistering on the fruit skin due to feeding/damage by huge mite population.

Material examined — Five males and seven females, ex. Ficus carica   , coll. Ayman Halloum, Al Qutayfah, Damascus countryside (33°42’36.9"N 36°33’54.7"E), August, 2016 GoogleMaps   .