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Abstract

New record of Tetranychus truncatus Ehara (Acari: Tetranychidae) as a potential pest from Karnataka.

Abstract

Spider mite Tetranychus truncatus Ehara previously recorded from the Northwestern Himalayan regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in 1983 on Dahlia sp. now reported as a new record from Karnataka on cultivated and wild species of Morus. A key to the species of Tetranychus from India is provided and newly recorded T. truncatus is illustrated and redescribed. The morphological identity of T. truncatus is confirmed by comparing the DNA sequences with the NCBI GenBank data base from the Asian region (Thailand). The partial genomic sequences (mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase sub unit I) and second Internal Transcribed Spacer of Tetranychus truncatus Ehara from the new record are in NCBI GenBank database bearing accession numbers, JX075249 and JX497785, respectively.