Bryobia rubrioculus (Scheuten, 1857)

Naves, Pedro, Nóbrega, Filomena & Auger, Philippe, 2021, Updated and annotated review of Tetranychidae occurring in mainland Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira Archipelagos, Acarologia 61 (2), pp. 380-393 : 382

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Bryobia rubrioculus (Scheuten, 1857)


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First reported in Portugal in 1960, B. rubrioculus is quite polyphagous and has been found associated with Pyrus and Malus cultivars ( Carmona 1960), Ulmus sp. ( Carmona and Dias 1980), and occasionally with blackberry ( Rubus ulmifolius ), but without damaging the plants ( Ferreira 2016a). Sobreiro (1993), considered B. rubrioculus one of the most important pest mites in pear orchards, but other authors reported a significant decline of its populations since the 1960s, when it was more abundant and occasionally caused damage to fruit orchards ( Carmona and Dias 1980 ; Carmona 1992). B. rubrioculus is also reported from Madeira Island on Ficus sp. ( Carmona 1992) and is found in the INIAV acarological collection.

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