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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: SURVEY OF FLAT MITES IN APULIA (SOUTHERN ITALY)

Author
item DE GIOSA, MARCELLO - UNIVERSITY OF BARI
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item Bauchan, Gary
item TROTTI, PASQUALE DE LIL - UNIVERSITY OF BARI

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Mites of the family Tenuipalpidae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychoidea) are commonly known as flat mites or false spider mites and are widespread around the world. This mite family includes many pest species. The importance of flat mites as agricultural pests has been increasing significantly over the last 40 years mainly because of their association with plant viruses. Knowledge of their distribution and host associations are critical for developing effective management strategies. Tenuipalpid mites were studied in Italy mainly by Canestrini, Fanzago, Berlese, Lombardini, Pegazzano and Castagnoli, but very little new information has been published in the last three decades contrary to the trends in systematics and biology in the world research community.