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 : 48

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Eriophyidae , Phyllocoptinae , Tegonotini

Remark. Genus only known from Brazil, up to date monospecific.

125 ** Eriomacrotergum flechtmanni Rodrigues, Navia & Oliveira, 2016 in Rodrigues et al. (2016: 466).

Type host. Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng.) K. Schum. (Malvaceae) .

Type locality. Novo Airão (02°37’17’’S, 60°56’39’’W), Amazonas , Brazil GoogleMaps .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants found on young leaves, no symptoms observed ( Rodrigues et al. 2016).

Remarks. Type species in the genus Eriomacrotergum . Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native fruit tree, not endemic ( Colli-Silva & Pirani 2020; Tropicos 2020) widely cultivated in tropical areas, occurring naturally in Amazonia biome ( Lorenzi et al. 2006; Colli-Silva & Pirani 2020); sweetened fruit pulp is of high commercial value ( Oliveira et al. 2012b).

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