Oligonychus tylus, Baker & Pritchard, 1960

Poojar, Dyamanagouda, Ramakrishnan, Vishnupriya & Gowda, Channegowde Chinnamade, 2021, Two new records of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) with new host plant from Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, India, Persian Journal of Acarology 11 (1), pp. 153-157 : 154-155

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Oligonychus tylus


O. tylus Baker & Pritchard, 1960 View in CoL

Geographical distribution – Two males and six females were found on Panicum maximum (Poaceae) in Réduit, Mauritius in January 1955 ( Baker and Pritchard 1960). Zea mays (Poaceae) , Musa sapientum (Musaceae) , Areca catechu (Arecaceae) and Brachiaria mutica (Poaceae) in Karnataka regions ( Zeity 2015).

Material examined – 2♂ and 3♀, TNAU 0107-0112 View Materials , 27.ii. 2020 on Cocos nucifera from TNAU- Botanical garden .

New host plant – Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae)

Remarks – Oligonychus tylus infestation and considerable loss in date palm nuts by shriveling and drying was observed in town of Elat ( Gerson et al. 1983). The aedeagus of this species is similar to O. modestus (Banks) in having small distal enlargements. However, knob of aedeagus is without distinct anterior angulations in O. tylus . This is a new host record for O. tylus .

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