Eutetranychus banksi (McGregor, 1914)

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 : 385

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Eutetranychus banksi (McGregor, 1914)


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This exotic species is known as the Texas citrus mite and was reported in the Algarve region (southern Portugal) in 1999 causing significant damage to citrus ( Carvalho et al. 1999). It is considered a local key-pest by citrus farmers ( Gonçalves et al. 2002) and is very abundant in citrus orchards in southern Portugal (Naves, personal observations). It is frequent in the INIAV acarological collection, mainly reported from Citrus and occasionally from almond, Prunus dulcis , in southern Portugal.

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