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Abstract

Record of Tetranychus mexicanus (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in papaya plant (Carica papaya L.) in the Acre State, Brazil.

Abstract

The occurrence of the spider mite Tetranychus mexicanus (McGregor) in papaya plants was reported in the municipality of Rio Branco, Acre state, Brazil. The leaves of the infested plants presented web, loss of photosynthesizing area, necrosis and drying. This is the first record of this species of mite in the Acre State.