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Abstract

Observations on the mite fauna associated with the coconut palm in Kerala, India.

Abstract

Sixteen species of mites belonging to 14 families and 4 suborders were recorded from coconut palm foliage at Kayangulam, Kerala, India. They included the major mite pest Raoiella indica. Some predatory mites, mainly Phytoseiidae, were also recorded. Notes on the biology of the 10 most important species are included.