Schizotetranychus baltazari in northern Australia

Fecha de publicación
Jue, 26 Jul 2012, 02:00
Última actualización
Jun. 30, 2015, 8:24 a.m.
Número del informe
Plaga identificada
Schizotetranychus baltazari - (SCZTBA)
Estado del informe
Citrus, some ornamental shrubs including Murraya paniculata
Estado de la plaga
  • Present: only in some areas
Distribución geográfica
Northern areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia

This species has been known mainly from a wide range of the Southeast and Southwest Asia countries. The spider mite was detected on citrus during surveys in the Northern Territory and further targeted surveys there and in Western Australia. Symptoms have been found in Queensland. Based on this and a review of mite collections, it is likely that Schizotetranychus baltazari is widespread in northern Australia.

The damage caused by Schizotetranychus mites is typical of that caused by tetranychid mites. The mite infests leaves and fruit of citrus producing discoloured or grey spots on both sides of the leaves and the fruit. It appears to be of little economic importance and is effectively managed through good agricultural practice. The pest has not been reported in southern citrus production areas of Australia.
Contacto para obtener más información
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
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