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Title First record of Polyphagotarsonemus latus in Saudi Arabia.

Authors Al-Azzazy, M. M.; Alhewairini, S. S.

Author Affiliation Department of Plant Production and Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Buraidah 51452, Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia.

Author Email hoierieny@qu.edu.sa

Journal Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto) 2018 Vol 10 No. 12 pp. 228-232

ISSN 1916-9752


Abstract

Several species of vegetables and fruits are attacked by many Tarsonemid mites. This includes the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks (Acari: Tarsonemidae). P. latus is widely distributed world-wide and has more than 60 host plants. In this study, it has been reported on peppers, Capsicum annuum L. (Solanaceae), for the first time in Saudi Arabia. This is the second record of P. latus from the Arabian Peninsula, after Oman. The mite population was recorded 6 times at 15 day intervals from September to the end of November on six leaves per plant, two each from the top level, middle level and bottom level selected at random. Therefore, more successive research studies are needed for management and control of this pest.
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education

Year of publication
2018

Location of publication
Toronto

Country of publication
Canada

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Geographical location
Saudi Arabia

Record number
20183381655

Organism descriptor
arthropods
Capsicum annuum
Polyphagotarsonemus latus


Descriptor
arthropod pests
geographical distribution
new geographic records
pests
plant pests


Identifier
pest arthropods

Broad Term
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales
eudicots
angiosperms
Spermatophyta
plants
eukaryotes
Polyphagotarsonemus
Tarsonemidae
Prostigmata
mites
Acari
Arachnida
arthropods
invertebrates
animals
Developing Countries
Middle East
West Asia
Asia