Oligonychus piceae ( Reck, 1953 ), Reck, 1953

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: 334

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Oligonychus piceae ( Reck, 1953 )


Oligonychus piceae ( Reck, 1953)  

Specimens examined. 8♀♀, Pinus sylvestris, Solenoozerny   area, BSBR (46°27'N, 31°59'E), 14.06.2015, O. Zhovnerchuk GoogleMaps   ; 18♀♀, P. nigra pallasiana, Volyzhyn   forest, BSBR (46°32'N, 31°42'E), 11.06.2015, O. Zhovnerchuk GoogleMaps   .

The species is found on man-made pine plantations on the periphery of BSBR. The mites can cause obvious damage (pine needles turn brownish and fall off).