Adult female honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi (Rennie). Drawing by Division of Plant Industry. Distribution (Back to Top) With the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and Canada, Acarapis woodi has been found wherever honey bees are found (Delfinado 1963).
The present review aims to identify the phytosanitary risk, the pathways and the possible control methods of a new eryophid alien species mentioned for the first time in Romania in 2010. The pest is Aceria kuko, the goji-berries gall mite, imported in Europe from China via orders by mail possibly in 2007 or 2008.
The most important House dust mites are Dermatophagoides farinae, which is more common in drier areas, and D. pteronyssinus. D. farinae has many of the same characteristics as D. pteronyssinus, which co-exists with the Storage mite Blomia tropicalis in subtropical and tropical regions as a major source of allergens.
IDENTIFICATION: Notoedres cati can be recognized by their small size and typical sarcoptiform pretarsi with a long, unbranched pedicel (Fig. 5-29). The most characteristic feature is the dorsal anus which differentiates this mite from Sarcoptes scabiei (Figs 5-30 & 5-31).
Panonychus ulmi, the European red mite, is a species of mite which is a major agricultural pest of fruit trees. It has a high reproductive rate, a short generation time (21 days at 20 °C or 68 °F) and produces many broods in a year, all of which contribute to its pest status.
Paratarsotomus macropalpis is a species of mite belonging to the family Anystidae. The mite is endemic to Southern California and is usually observed darting amongst sidewalks and in rocky areas. Earlier classified as belonging to genus Tarsotomus, it was reclassified in 1999, along with four other species, to genus Paratarsotomus.
Pearleaf blister mites occur throughout pear-growing areas in California. Abandoned and unsprayed young pear trees are subject to severe, periodic blister mite infestations. Blister mite has increased in orchards under long-term mating-disruption programs, especially those adjacent to abandoned or unsprayed orchards.
Photographs of a female broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks), on the surface of a pepper leaf. The photographs were taken with a low temperature scanning electron microscope (views from top to bottom: dorsal, left lateral, right lateral, front, rear).
Pyemotes herfsi, also known as the oak leaf gall mite or itch mite, is an ectoparasitic mite identified in central Europe in 1936 and subsequently found in India, Australia, and the United States. The mite parasitizes a variety of insect hosts and bites humans, causing red, itchy, and painful wheals (welts).
Hemp and russet mites are part of the eriophyid family of mites. Among the 100 or so plant-specific eriophyid species, including gall, rust, and blister mites, the tomato-attacking, microscopic russet mite is among the hardest to detect.
The best known species of chigger in North America is the hard-biting Trombicula alfreddugesi of the southeastern United States, humid Midwest and Mexico; in the UK, the most prevalent chigger, called the "harvest mite", is Trombicula autumnalis, with distribution through Western Europe to Eastern Asia.