Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937

Zhovnerchuk, Olga & Auger, Philippe, 2019, Spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) from the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine): faunistic survey, reinstatement of the genus Georgiobia Wainstein, 1960 and description of a new species, Zootaxa 4559 (2), pp. 321-338: 336

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Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937


Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937  

Specimens examined. 4♀♀, 1♂, Trifolium   sp., Solenoozerny area , BSBR (46°27'N, 31°59'E), 15.06.2015, O. Zhovnerchuk GoogleMaps   .

This mite species has a worldwide distribution and occurs on a wide range of plants ( Migeon & Dorkeld, 2006 –2018). In BSBR it was recorded only in the dry steppe area.

Other records. Unidentified mites of the genus Tetranychus   are observed on Cydonia oblonga   , Ailanthus   sp., Astragalus   sp., Salix   sp., Centaurea   sp., Convolvulus   sp., Dianthus   sp., Pyrus   sp., Achillea   sp., Lycium   sp., Genista tinctoria   , Angelica   sp., T. arvense, Urtica   dioica, Lycium   sp., Linaria genistifolia   , Linum   sp., Malva   sp., Daucus carota   , Mentha   sp., Sonchus   sp., Tussilago farfara   , Artemisia   sp., Scabioza ukrainica, Rhus   sp., Prunus   sp., Humulus   sp., Cichorium   sp., Thymus borysthenicus   , Stachys   sp., Salvia   sp., J. longifolia   ; mites of the genus Schizotetranychus   are recorded on Potentilla sp., Artemisia   sp., Phleum phleoides   , Helichrysum arenarium   ; mites of the genus Eotetranychus   are found on Tanacetum   sp.; mites of the genus Bryobia   are found on Angelica   sp., Elytrigia   sp. and Artemisia   sp.

In several samples we found more than one tetranychid mite species: T. przhevalskii   and M. terpoghossiani   were found together on Agropyron   sp., T. przhevalskii   and Bryobia   sp. on Elymus repens   , G. richteri   and Tetranychus   sp. on J. longifolia   and P. zachvatkini   and Tetranychus   sp. on Prunus stepposa   .