Panonychus citri (McGregor, 1916)

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: 387

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Panonychus citri (McGregor, 1916)


Panonychus citri (McGregor, 1916)  

The citrus red mite, P. citri   , was detected in 1984 on the mainland with widespread and abundant populations on citrus, a few years after its detection in neighbouring Spain ( Maltez 1985). This species is more common in the centre and south of continental Portugal ( Ferreira and Carmona 1990 ; Carmona and Dias 1996 ; Pereira et al. 2006), usually near the coast, where its hosts are more often planted, and temperatures are not so extreme. It is also a common species in the Azores ( Costa-Comelles et al. 1993), where it was found on four Islands - FAI, PIC, TER and SMG ( Borges et al. 2010). There are several slides in the INIAV acarological collection.