Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937,

Zhovnerchuk, Olga & Auger, Philippe, 2019, Spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) from the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine): faunistic survey, reinstatement of the genus Georgiobia Wainstein, 1960 and description of a new species, Zootaxa 4559 (2), pp. 321-338: 336

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Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937


Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937 

Specimens examined. 4♀♀, 1♂, Trifolium  sp., Solenoozerny area , BSBR (46°27'N, 31°59'E), 15.06.2015, O. ZhovnerchukGoogleMaps  .

This mite species has a worldwide distribution and occurs on a wide range of plants ( Migeon & Dorkeld, 2006 –2018). In BSBR it was recorded only in the dry steppe area.

Other records. Unidentified mites of the genus Tetranychus  are observed on Cydonia oblonga  , Ailanthus  sp., Astragalus  sp., Salix  sp., Centaurea  sp., Convolvulus  sp., Dianthus  sp., Pyrus  sp., Achillea  sp., Lycium  sp., Genista tinctoria  , Angelica  sp., T. arvense, Urtica  dioica, Lycium  sp., Linaria genistifolia  , Linum  sp., Malva  sp., Daucus carota  , Mentha  sp., Sonchus  sp., Tussilago farfara  , Artemisia  sp., Scabioza ukrainica, Rhus  sp., Prunus  sp., Humulus  sp., Cichorium  sp., Thymus borysthenicus  , Stachys  sp., Salvia  sp., J. longifolia  ; mites of the genus Schizotetranychus  are recorded on Potentilla sp., Artemisia  sp., Phleum phleoides  , Helichrysum arenarium  ; mites of the genus Eotetranychus  are found on Tanacetum  sp.; mites of the genus Bryobia  are found on Angelica  sp., Elytrigia  sp. and Artemisia  sp.

In several samples we found more than one tetranychid mite species: T. przhevalskii  and M. terpoghossiani  were found together on Agropyron  sp., T. przhevalskii  and Bryobia  sp. on Elymus repens  , G. richteri  and Tetranychus  sp. on J. longifolia  and P. zachvatkini  and Tetranychus  sp. on Prunus stepposa  .