Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher)

Zeity, Mahram, 2017, Some new records of spider mites (Acari, Tetranychidae) from Syria, Acarologia 57 (3), pp. 651-654: 652

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Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher)


Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher)  

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This species bordeaux-red in color inhabits down surface of leaves with low population and without a distinct web. It was reported from neighboring country Lebanon by Dosse and Musa (1967) on Prunus sp.   and Malus domestica   .

Amphitetranychus viennensis   is reported on 51 host plants species from 38 countries distributed in Oriental and Palearctic regions (European countries). Majority of host plants are under botanical family Rosaceae   and genera like Crataegus   , Cydonia   , Malus   and Prunus   .

Material examined — Four males and 8 females, Prunus domestica   (cultivar Stanley), coll. Mahran Zeity, Qalaat Mahalibeh, Latakia (35°30’13.5"N, 36°05’01.9"E), August 2016 GoogleMaps   .