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Title: First record of Tenuipalpus uvae De Leon, 1962 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Brazil

item MINEIRO, J. - Instituto Biologicio - Brazil
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item SOUSA, M.S.M. DE - University Of Brazil
item GONDIM, M.G.C. JR. - Federal Rural University Of Pernambuco
item DE DEUS, GLORIA - Embprapa
item ADAIME, R. - Embprapa

Submitted to: Check List
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2013
Publication Date: 2/1/2014
Citation: Mineiro, J.L., Ochoa, R., Sousa, M., Gondim, M., De Deus, G.E., Adaime, R. 2014. First record of Tenuipalpus uvae De Leon, 1962 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Brazil. Check List. 10(1):151-152.

Interpretive Summary: Many popular perennial fruit trees are dispersed across the tropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. The hog plum is a tropical perennial fruit tree with few known insect and mite pest associations. This paper reports the first record of a flat mite species on hog plum trees in Brazil. The information will be useful to scientists, growers, quarantine and extension personnel.

Technical Abstract: This is the first record of Tenuipalpus uvae De Leon (Tenuipalpidae) in Brazil. Specimens were collected from Spondias mombin L. (Anacardiaceae) in the states of Amapa (Northern Brazil) and Pernambuco (northeast).