Folia entomologica hungarica

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Author(s): Ripka, G., Magowski, W. Ł. & Reider, K.
Title: Recent data on the knowledge of the fauna of tarsonemid mites (Acari: Heterostigmata) on ornamental trees and shrubs
Year: 1997
Volume: 58
Pages: 159-168.

Abstract: The authors report the results of studies done in 1990-1996 in road trees, parks, green areas of housing estates and arboreta. Out of the 269 woody plant species studied, tarsonemid mites were found on 48 species. A total of 22 tarsonemid mite species were found, of which eight species belong to the genus Dendroptus Kramer, 1876 and 13 to genus Tarsonemus Canestrini et Fanzago, 1876. Seven species of Dendroptus and three of Tarsonemus could not be identified with certainty. Four species are recorded for the first time for Hungarian fauna. 52.7% of the recorded tarsonemid mite species occurred on plant parts infested with gall mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea); 13.5% were found present with spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) and 22.9% together with scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea). The tarsonemid mites have not been observed causing damage to examined plant species.

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: ,
Editor(s): Mahunka, S.