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Abstract

Priva lappulacea (L.) Pers. (Verbenaceae): new host of Tetranychus gigas Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil.

Abstract

An infestation of Tetranychus gigas (Acari: Tetranychidae) was observed on Priva lappulacea plants in anthropized areas in the municipality of Paraíso do Tocantins, Tocantins state, Brazil. Mites were found in large colonies mainly on the underside of the leaves. This observation confirms P. lappulacea as a new host of T. gigas in Brazil, in addition to confirming the first records of P. lappulacea and T. gigas for Tocantins state.