Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Three new Aceria species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) associated with the invasive weed Imperata cylindrica (L.) (Poaceae) from Egypt.

Abstract

Three new Aceria species of eriophyoid mites collected from Imperata cylindrica (L.) (Poaceae) in Egypt were described and illustrated - Aceria aegyptimperata sp. nov., A. cylindricae sp. nov., and A. qualyubi sp. nov. A. aegyptimperata is a vagrant underneath inner surface of the leaf sheath around stem and no symptoms were observed; the other two species were found underneath inner surface of the rolled up and rusted leaves.