Schizotetranychus baltazari in northern Australia

Date de publication
jeu, 26 Jul 2012, 02:00
Dernière mise à jour effectuée le
juin 30, 2015, 8:24 matin
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Identité de l'organisme nuisible
Schizotetranychus baltazari - (SCZTBA)
Situation du signalement
Citrus, some ornamental shrubs including Murraya paniculata
Situation de l’organisme nuisible
  • Present: only in some areas
Distribution géographique
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.
Contact pour demandes d'information
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Mots-clés associés au thème
Pest reporting
Mots-clés associés à la marchandise

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