Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher, 1920)

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: 386

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20214437

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/517E626B-D729-5251-9090-A543FC876CDB

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Marcus

scientific name

Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher, 1920)
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Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher, 1920)  

The polyphagous and globally widespread species, A. viennensis   , was first reported by Carmona in 1964 (as Tetranychus viennensis   ) on Malus sylvestris   , Prunus persica   , Pyrus communis   ,

and subsequently on other Rosaceae ( Carmona and Dias 1980)   . Despite being considered an important pest in apple orchards ( Sobreiro 1993), its populations have been systematically declining since the 1960s ( Carmona and Dias 1980), and less than 1% of peach ( P. persica   ) orchards were infested in a study conducted in the south and centre of Portugal ( Ferreira and Carmona 1997). A. viennensis   is, consequently, represented by a small number of specimens in the INIAV acarological collection.