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Brevipalpus obovatus
(scarlet tea mite)

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Brevipalpus obovatus (scarlet tea mite)

Summary

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  • 11 October 2017
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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Brevipalpus obovatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • scarlet tea mite
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu

Preferred Common Name

  • scarlet tea mite

Other Scientific Names

  • Brevipalpus bioculatus
  • Brevipalpus inornatus (Banks)
  • Tenuipalpus bioculatus
  • Tenuipalpus inornatus
  • Tenuipalpus obovatus
  • Tenuipalpus pseudocuneatus

International Common Names

  • English: privet mite; scarlet, mite
  • Spanish: acaro de la lepra explosiva (Arg); falsa aranuela de la vid (Arg)
  • French: acarien orange du théier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Milbe, Orangefarbene Tee-; Spinnmilbe, Rote Gewaechshaus-
  • Netherlands: Oranje thee mijt

EPPO code

  • BRVPOB (Brevipalpus obovatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •                 Class: Arachnida
  •                     Subclass: Acari
  •                         Superorder: Acariformes
  •                             Suborder: Prostigmata
  •                                 Family: Tenuipalpidae
  •                                     Genus: Brevipalpus
  •                                         Species: Brevipalpus obovatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

ChinaPresentCIE, 1988
-AnhuiPresentCIE, 1988
-FujianPresentCIE, 1988
-GuangdongPresentCIE, 1988
-GuangxiPresentCIE, 1988
-JiangsuPresentCIE, 1988
-JiangxiPresentCIE, 1988
-ShandongPresentCIE, 1988
-ShanghaiPresentCIE, 1988
Georgia (Republic of)PresentCIE, 1988
IndiaPresentCIE, 1988
-AssamPresentCIE, 1988
-DelhiPresentCIE, 1988
-Himachal PradeshPresentCIE, 1988
-Indian PunjabPresentCIE, 1988
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCIE, 1988
-TripuraPresentCIE, 1988
-Uttar PradeshPresentCIE, 1988
-West BengalPresentCIE, 1988; Gupta and Shreya, 2014
IranPresentCIE, 1988
IsraelPresentCIE, 1988
JapanPresentCIE, 1988
-HonshuPresentCIE, 1988
KazakhstanPresentCIE, 1988
LebanonPresentCIE, 1988
NepalPresentCIE, 1988
PakistanPresentCIE, 1988
PhilippinesPresentCIE, 1988
Sri LankaPresentCIE, 1988
SyriaPresentCIE, 1988
TaiwanPresentCIE, 1988
TajikistanPresentCIE, 1988
TurkeyPresentCIE, 1988

Africa

AlgeriaPresentCIE, 1988
AngolaPresentCIE, 1988
BurundiPresentCIE, 1988
CameroonPresentCIE, 1988
Central African RepublicPresentCIE, 1988
Congo Democratic RepublicPresentCIE, 1988
EgyptPresentCIE, 1988
KenyaPresentCIE, 1988
LibyaPresentCIE, 1988
MalawiPresentCIE, 1988
MauritiusPresentCIE, 1988
MozambiquePresentCIE, 1988
RwandaPresentCIE, 1988
South AfricaPresentCIE, 1988
Spain
-Canary IslandsPresentCIE, 1988
SudanPresentCIE, 1988
TanzaniaPresentCIE, 1988
UgandaPresentCIE, 1988
ZimbabwePresentCIE, 1988

North America

CanadaPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
-OntarioPresentCIE, 1988
MexicoPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
USAPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
-AlabamaPresentCIE, 1988
-ArizonaPresentCIE, 1988
-CaliforniaPresentCIE, 1988
-FloridaPresentCIE, 1988
-HawaiiPresentCIE, 1988
-KansasPresentCIE, 1988
-LouisianaPresentCIE, 1988
-MainePresentCIE, 1988
-MarylandPresentCIE, 1988
-MississippiPresentCIE, 1988
-MissouriPresentCIE, 1988
-New JerseyPresentCIE, 1988
-North CarolinaPresentCIE, 1988
-OhioPresentCIE, 1988
-OregonPresentCIE, 1988
-South CarolinaPresentCIE, 1988
-TexasPresentCIE, 1988

Central America and Caribbean

Costa RicaPresentAguilar and Murillo, 2012
Puerto RicoPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989

South America

ArgentinaPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
BrazilPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
-BahiaPresentCIE, 1988
-Minas GeraisPresentCIE, 1988
-Sao PauloPresentCIE, 1988
-SergipePresentPoderoso et al., 2009
UruguayPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989
VenezuelaPresentCIE, 1988; Schotman, 1989

Europe

BelgiumPresentCIE, 1988
BulgariaPresentCIE, 1988
CyprusPresentCIE, 1988
FrancePresentCIE, 1988
GreecePresentCIE, 1988
ItalyPresentCIE, 1988
PortugalPresentCIE, 1988
-AzoresPresentCIE, 1988
RomaniaPresentCIE, 1988
SpainPresentCIE, 1988
SwedenPresentCIE, 1988
UkrainePresentCIE, 1988
Yugoslavia (former)PresentCIE, 1988

Oceania

AustraliaPresentCIE, 1988
-QueenslandPresentCIE, 1988
-South AustraliaPresentCIE, 1988
FijiPresentCIE, 1988
New ZealandPresentCIE, 1988
VanuatuPresentCIE, 1988

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Euseius scutalis Predator
Phytoseiulus persimilis Predator Adults/Nymphs

References

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Aguilar H; Murillo P, 2012. New hosts and records of plant feeding mites for Costa Rica: interval 2008-2012. (Nuevos hospederos y registros de ácaros fitófagos para Costa Rica: período 2008-2012.) Agronomía Costarricense, 36(2):11-28. http://www.mag.go.cr/rev_agr/index.html

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

CIE, 1988. Distribution Maps of Pests. Series A, No. 128. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Gupta SK; Shreya Mitra, 2014. First report of mites (Acari) occurring on orchids and lichens in West Bengal, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 114(4):525-528.

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado (Costa Rica), 2009. Listado de Plagas (insectos y ácaros) en cultivos de importancia económica en Costa Rica (C). http://www.protecnet.go.cr/laboratorios/plagcul/cultivoc.htm

Poderoso JCM; Ribeiro GT; Navia D; Gonçalves GB; Correia-Oliveira ME, 2009. First report in Latin America of basil (Ocimum basilicum L., 1753) (Lamiaceae) as a host plant to the mite Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu, 1933 (Tenuipalpidae). (Primeiro registro na América Latina do manjericão (Ocimum basilicum L., 1753) (Lamiaceae) como hospedeiro do ácaro Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu, 1933 (Tenuipalpidae).) Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais, 11(4):473-475. http://www.ibb.unesp.br/servicos/publicacoes/rbpm/HTML/sumarios.htm

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp.

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