Eriophyidae

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: 65

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4997.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7E841E6-7ECB-4A59-89D3-7B001AB67EA7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C38783-FFE8-C41B-FF06-FD3814B4779C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Eriophyidae
status

 

Eriophyidae   , Phyllocoptinae   , Calacarini  

180 * Procalacarus giustolinii Navia & Damasceno 2009   in Damasceno & Navia (2009: 372).

Type host. Manihot esculenta Crantz   ( Euphorbiaceae   ).

Type locality. ‘Jacarezinho’, Janaúba (22°43′0.6′′S, 43°19′0.28′′W), Minas Gerais, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on the upper surface of leaves. High infestation causing chlorosis, curling of leaves, light rusting and reduction of leaf limbs ( Damasceno & Navia 2009).

Remarks. Only known from the type host/locality. It is usual to find P. giustolinii   in areas infested by the cassava green mite, Mononychellus tanajoa   ( Tetranychidae   ). However, the main damage caused by M. tanajoa   is observed in the apical region of the plant while that by P. giustolinii   is in more basal leaves ( Damasceno & Navia 2009).

Type host plant status in Brazil. Native shrub, not endemic ( Flora do Brasil 2020), widely cultivated throughout the country ( Tomich et al. 2008).

181 * Procalacarus perporosus Flechtmann & De Queiroz, 2010: 21   .

Type host. Randia armata (Sw.) DC.   ( Rubiaceae   ).

Type locality. Campus Embrapa Florestas, Colombo (25º19’S, 49º09’W), Paraná, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on leaves; no apparent symptoms ( Flechtmann & De Queiroz 2010).

Remarks. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status in Brazil. Native liana/scandent/vine, or shrub, not endemic, widely distributed in Amazônia , Caatinga , Cerrado and Mata Atlântica biomes ( Flora do Brasil 2020)   .