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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING THE EVERGLADES & OTHER NATURAL AND MANANGED SYSTEMS

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore

Authors
item Konvipasruang, P -
item Chandrapatya, A -
item Amrine Jr, J -
item Ochoa, Ronald
item Bauchan, Gary
item Pratt, Paul

Submitted to: Systematic and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 15, 2012
Publication Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: Konvipasruang, P., Chandrapatya, A., Amrine, Jr., J.W., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Pratt, P.D. 2012. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 17(2):191-201.

Interpretive Summary: A small mite known scientifically as Aceria paederiae (Nalepa) was observed infesting leaves of Paederia foetida L. (common name: skunkvine; Family Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. This is the first report of this mite in these countries of SE Asia. The mite induces small, round galls on both leaf surfaces. The complete descriptions of both males and females, including line drawings and SEM photographs are provided. This finding is of special interest as skunkvine is a problematic weed in both Florida and Hawaii. A biological control project is underway and this mite may prove to be an important control agent in the fight to control skunkvine.

Technical Abstract: Aceria paederiae (Nalepa) infesting leaves of Paederia foetida L. (Family Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore is reported for the first time. The mite induces small, round galls on both leaf surfaces. The complete descriptions of both males and females, including line drawings and SEM photographs are provided.

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