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Calepitrimerus vitis
(grape leaf rust mite)

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Calepitrimerus vitis (grape leaf rust mite)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Calepitrimerus vitis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • grape leaf rust mite
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida

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Leaf discoloration caused by C. vitis.
TitleLeaf damage
CaptionLeaf discoloration caused by C. vitis.
Copyright©David G. James
Leaf discoloration caused by C. vitis.
Leaf damageLeaf discoloration caused by C. vitis.©David G. James
Phytoseiid predator (Typhlodromus doreenae) of C. vitis (scanning electron micrograph)
TitleSEM of adult
CaptionPhytoseiid predator (Typhlodromus doreenae) of C. vitis (scanning electron micrograph)
Copyright©David G. James
Phytoseiid predator (Typhlodromus doreenae) of C. vitis (scanning electron micrograph)
SEM of adultPhytoseiid predator (Typhlodromus doreenae) of C. vitis (scanning electron micrograph)©David G. James

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa

Preferred Common Name

  • grape leaf rust mite

Other Scientific Names

  • Epitrimerus vitis Nalepa
  • Phyllocoptes vitis Nalepa

International Common Names

  • English: grape leaf mite (Hungary); grape rust mite
  • Spanish: acarosis de la vid; arador de la vid
  • French: trimere de la vigne
  • Portuguese: eriofideo da videira (Brazil)

Local Common Names

  • Australia: vine curl mite
  • Brazil: eriofídeo-da-videira
  • Germany: Kraeuselkrankheit der Rebe; Kraeuselmilbe an Weinrebe; Milbe, Weinblattkraeusel-
  • Italy: acariosi della vite; acaro della vite; arreciamento
  • Japan: budo-sabidani

EPPO code

  • EPITVI (Calepitrimerus vitis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •                 Class: Arachnida
  •                     Subclass: Acari
  •                         Superorder: Acariformes
  •                             Suborder: Prostigmata
  •                                 Family: Eriophyidae
  •                                     Genus: Calepitrimerus
  •                                         Species: Calepitrimerus vitis

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.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AngolaPresent
South AfricaAbsent, Invalid presence record(s)Original citation: ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, 2014, personal communication

Asia

IndiaPresent, Localized
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

AustriaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CzechiaPresent
CzechoslovakiaPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresentOriginal citation: Schruft Steiner (1975)
GreecePresent, Few occurrences
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent
RomaniaPresent
SlovakiaPresent
SloveniaPresent
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresent

North America

Canada
-British ColumbiaPresent
United StatesPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-OregonPresent
-WashingtonPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent

South America

BrazilPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / abnormal shape
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / external feeding
Growing point / dieback
Growing point / distortion
Growing point / external feeding
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / yellowed or dead

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Amblydromella dalii Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Amblyseius elinae Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Amblyseius victoriensis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Amblyseius waltersi Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Homeopronematus staerki Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Neoseiulus alpinus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Neoseiulus californicus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Orthotydeus goetzi Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Phytoseius fotheringhamiae Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Tydeus gotzi Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus australicus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus doreenae Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus dossei Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus phialatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus pyri Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Zetzellia mali Predator

References

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Baillod M; Guignard E, 1986. New russeting acariasis and infectious degeneration caused by Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa) (Acari, Eriophyidae) in 1984 and 1985. Revue Suisse de Viticulture, d'Arboriculture et d'Horticulture, 18(5):285-288.

Boh B; Kornhauser A; Krumpak A; Novosel F; Pokorny M; Radez I; Skerlava V, 1995. Pesticide with physical action. Sodobno Kmetijstvo, 28(2):55-59; 8 ref.

CABI/EPPO, 2010. Calepitrimerus vitis. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.June. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 732.

Carmona MM, 1978. Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa), responsible for 'vine rust'. I - Notes on morphology, biology and symptoms of damage. Agronomia Lusitana, 39(1):29-56.

Dulinafka G; Szendrey G; Szegedi E, 1995. Application of thermotherapy to obtain grapevine propagating material free of leaf mites. Novenyvedelem, 31(8):381-385.

Duso C; Lillo E de, 1996. Grape. In: Lindquist EE, Sabelis MW, Bruin J, eds. Eriophyid Mites - Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V., 571-582.

Fauvel G; Kreiter S; Cotton D, 1985. Mite infestation of grapevines in the Limoux district. ProgrFs Agricole et Viticole, 102(1):6.

Flick G, 1988. Available compounds for plant protection in viticulture in five viticultural regions of Central Europe. Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes, 40(3):33-41.

Gay-Bellile F, 1977. Bronzing of grapevines caused by mites in the Charente region. ProgrFs Agricole et Viticole, 2:54-56.

Göven MA; Çobanoglu S; Güven B, 2009. Predatory mite fauna in Aegean vineyards. (Ege Bölgesi bag alanlarIndaki avcI akar faunasI.) Bitki Koruma Bülteni, 49(1):1-10. http://www.ziraimucadele.gov.tr

Hluchy M, 1993. Studies on biological control of the wine blister mite Calepitrimerus vitis Nal. (Acari, Eriophyidae) by means of the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri Scheut. (Acari, Phytoseiidae). Journal of Applied Entomology, 116(5):449-458.

Hluchy M; Pospisil Z, 1992. Damage and economic injury levels of eriophyid and tetranychid mites on grapes in Czechoslovakia. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 14(2):95-106.

Hobaus E, 1987. The vine curl mite - biology and control. Pflanzenschutz, 3(5-6):13-15.

James DG; Whitney J, 1991. Biological control of grapevine mites in inland south-eastern Australia. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 6(3):210-214.

James DG; Whitney J, 1993. Mite populations on grapevines in south-eastern Australia: implications for biological control of grapevine mites (Acarina: Tenuipalpidae, Eriophyidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology, 17(4):259-270.

James DG; Whitney J; Rayner M, 1995. Phytoseiids (Acari: Phytoseiidae) dominate the mite fauna on grapevines in Canberra district vineyards. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 34(1):79-82.

Jeppson LR; Keifer HH; Baker EW, 1975. Mites Injurious to Economic Plants. Berkeley, USA: University of California Press.

Johann L; Klock CL; Ferla NJ; Botton M, 2009. Mites (Acari) associated with grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) in Rio Grande do Sul. (Acarofauna (Acari) associada à videira (Vitis vinifera L.) no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.) Biociências, 17(1):1-19. http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/fabio/article/viewFile/4227/4756

Keifer HH, 1942. Eriophyid studies X11. Bulletin of the California Department of Agriculture, 31:117-129.

Koleva R; Jenser G, 1996. The effect of summer pruning of shoots on the population density of Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa. No^umlaut~ve^acute~nyve^acute~delem, 32(6):277-279; 6 ref.

Kozlowski J, 1993. Observations on the occurrence and bionomics of eriophyid mites on grapevines. Prace Naukowe Instytutu Ochrony Roslin, 33:56-70.

Manson DCM, 1984. Eriophyoidea except Eriophyinp (Arachnida: Acari). Fauna of New Zealand, No. 4. DSIR, Wellington, New Zealand: Science Information Publishing Centre.

Meyer MKPS, 1989. African Eriophyoidea: on mites of the genus Calepitrimerus Keifer, 1938 (Acari: Eriophyidae). Phytophylactica, 21(4):415-417.

Milek TM; Masten R, 2009. Eryophid and tetranychid mites (Arachnida: Acari) on grapevine. (Eriofidne i tetranihidne grinje (Arachnida: Acari) na vinovoj lozi.) Glasilo Biljne Za?tite, 9(5):343-351. http://www.hdbz.hr

Nalepa A, 1905a. Neue Gallmilben. Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Wien, 42:268.

Nalepa A, 1905b. Neue Gallmilben. Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Wien, 42:445.

Nicholas P; Magarey P; Wachtel M (Editors), 1994. Diseases and Pests. Cowandilla, Australia: Winetitles.

Perez Marin JL; Ortega Saenz C, 1994. Present possibilities of mite control on vines. Cuadernos de Fitopatologia, 11(40):7-11

Petter L, 1987. Forecasting of the grape leaf mite Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa by using the leaf-disc method. Novenyvedelem, 23(8):368-371.

Prischmann DA; James DG, 2005. New mite records (Acari: Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae) from grapevines in Oregon and Washington State. International Journal of Acarology, 31(3):289-291.

PTrez-Moreno I; Moraza-Zorrilla ML, 1998. Population dynamics and hibernation shelters of Calepitrimerus vitis in the vineyards of Rioja, Spain, with a description of a new eriophyid extraction technique (Acari: Eriophyidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology, 22(4):215-226; 13 ref.

Rather AQ, 1984. New species and a new record of the genus Amblydromella Muma (Acarina, Phytoseiidae) from India. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 120(1440/1443):103-107.

Sarospataki G, 1973. New data on the biology of grape rust mite, Calepitrimerus vitis, and its distribution in Hungary, description of control experiments and investigations on the possibilities of suitable protection. Kiserletugyi Kozlemenyek, 64:65-92.

Schruft G, 1972. The occurrence of mites of the family Tydeidae (Acari) on vines. VI. Contribution on investigations on the fauna and biology of mites (Acari) on cultivated vines (Vitis spp.). Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie, 71(2):124-133.

Schruft G, 1975. The problems of integrated control in viticulture. In: Steiner H, ed. Advances in integrated control. Volume 1. Current problems in integrated control. Fortschritte im integrierten Pflanzenschutz. Band 1. Aktuelle Probleme im integrierten Pflanzenschutz. Darmstadt, Germany: Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, 37-42.

Strapazzon A; Pavan F; Borin G, 1986. Mite infestation of grapevines in the Venice district: criteria for correct diagnosis. Informatore Fitopatologico, 36(5):19-22.

Szabo G, 1987. A forecasting system for the grape leaf-mite [Calepitrimerus vitis]. Novenyvedelem, 23(7):319-321.

Szendrey G; Dulinafka G; Szegedi E, 1995. Elimination of mites from the buds of dormant grapevine cuttings by hot water treatment. Vitis, 34(1):65-66.

Tomoiaga L; Muntean LS; Miresan E; Rusu M; Budiu V; Marghitas L; Cozma V, 1994. Damage caused by Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa and studies on its density on various grape varieties in Blaj vineyard. In: Muntean et al., eds. 125 de ani 1869-1994- Lucrarile sesiunii stiintifice- "Prezent si perspectiva în horticultura", 277-282.

Vanek G; Ackermann P, 1996. Leaf curl - a mite infestation of grape and progressive methods of chemical control. Vinohrad (Bratislava), 34(4):77-79.

Vila Y, 1985. The mites. Phytoma, 367:28-29, 32-33.

Zandigiacomo P; Coiutti C, 1997. Survey on the grapevine mite fauna in the area of Trieste. Rivista di Viticoltura e di Enologia, 50(1):17-25; 23 ref.

Distribution References

Baillod M, Guignard E, 1986. New russeting acariasis and infectious degeneration caused by Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa) (Acari, Eriophyidae) in 1984 and 1985. (Nouveaux dégâts de l'acariose bronzée et du court-noué parasitaire dus à Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa) (Acari, Eriophyidae) en 1984 et 1985.). Revue Suisse de Viticulture, d'Arboriculture et d'Horticulture. 18 (5), 285-288.

Boh B, Kornhauser A, Krumpak A, Novosel F, Pokorny M, Radež I, Škerlava V, 1995. Pesticide with physical action. (Večnamensko fitofarmacevtsko sredstvo s fizikalnim učinkovanjem,.). Sodobno Kmetijstvo. 28 (2), 55-59.

CABI, EPPO, 2010. Calepitrimerus vitis. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 732. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20103165642

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Carmona M M, 1978. Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa), responsible for 'vine rust'. I - Notes on morphology, biology and symptoms of damage. (Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa), responsavel pela 'acariose da videira'. I - Notas sobre a morfologia, biologia e sintomatologia.). Agronomia Lusitana. 39 (1), 29-56.

Fauvel G, Kreiter S, Cotton D, 1985. Mite infestation of grapevines in the Limoux district. (L'acariose de la vigne en Limouxin.). Progrès Agricole et Viticole. 102 (1), 6.

Göven M A, Çobanoğlu S, Güven B, 2009. Predatory mite fauna in Aegean vineyards. (Ege Bölgesi bağ alanlarındaki avcı akar faunası.). Bitki Koruma Bülteni. 49 (1), 1-10. http://www.ziraimucadele.gov.tr

Hluchý M, 1993. Studies on biological control of the wine blister mite Calepitrimerus vitis Nal. (Acari, Eriophyidae) by means of the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri Scheut. (Acari, Phytoseiidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 116 (5), 449-458. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.1993.tb01221.x

Hluchý M, Pospíšil Z, 1992. Damage and economic injury levels of eriophyid and tetranychid mites on grapes in Czechoslovakia. Experimental & Applied Acarology. 14 (2), 95-106. DOI:10.1007/BF01219102

Höbaus E, 1987. The vine curl mite - biology and control. (Die Kräuselmilbe der Rebe - Biologie und Bekämpfung.). Pflanzenschutz. 3 (5-6), 13-15.

James D G, Whitney J, Rayner M, 1995. Phytoseiids (Acari: Phytoseiidae) dominate the mite fauna on grapevines in Canberra district vineyards. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society. 34 (1), 79-82.

Jensen L B M, Lowery D T, Delury N C, 2017. Grape leaf rust mite, Calepitrimerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a new pest of grapes in British Columbia. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia. 114 (3-14), 3-14. https://journal.entsocbc.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/971

Jeppson L R, Keifer H H, Baker E W, 1975. Mites injurious to economic plants. Berkeley, California, USA: University of California Press. xxiv + 614 pp.

Johann L, Klock C L, Ferla N J, Botton M, 2009. Mites (Acari) associated with grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) in Rio Grande do Sul. (Acarofauna (Acari) associada à videira (Vitis vinifera L.) no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.). Biociências. 17 (1), 1-19. http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/fabio/article/viewFile/4227/4756

Keifer H H, 1942. Eriophyid studies X11. Bulletin Department of Agriculture, California. 117-129.

Kozłowski J, 1993. Observations on the occurrence and bionomics of eriophyid mites on grape vines. (Obserwacje nad występowaniem, biologią i szkodliwością szpecieli (Eriophyoidea) na winorośli.). Prace Naukowe Instytutu Ochrony Roślin. 33 (1/2), 56-70.

Manson D C M, 1984. Fauna of New Zealand. 142 pp.

Meyer M K P S, 1989. African Eriophyoidea: on mites of the genus Calepitrimerus Keifer, 1938 (Acari: Eriophyidae). Phytophylactica. 21 (4), 415-417.

Milek T M, Masten R, 2009. Eryophid and tetranychid mites (Arachnida: Acari) on grapevine. (Eriofidne i tetranihidne grinje (Arachnida: Acari) na vinovoj lozi.). Glasilo Biljne Zaštite. 9 (5), 343-351. http://www.hdbz.hr

Petter L, 1987. Forecasting of the grape leaf mite Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa by using the leaf-disc method. (A szőlőlevélatka (Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa) előrejelzése levélkorong módszer alapján.). Növényvédelem. 23 (8), 368-371.

Prischmann D A, James D G, 2005. New mite records (Acari: Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae) from grapevines in Oregon and Washington State. International Journal of Acarology. 31 (3), 289-291.

Rather A Q, 1984. New species and a new record of the genus Amblydromella Muma (Acarina, Phytoseiidae) from India. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. 120 (1440/1443), 103-107.

Sarospataki G, 1973. New data on the biology of grape rust mite, Calepitrimerus vitis, and its distribution in Hungary, description of control experiments and investigations on the possibilities of suitable protection. In: Kiserletugyi Kozlemenyek, 64 65-92.

Strapazzon A, Pavan F, Borin G, 1986. Mite infestation of grapevines in the Venice district: criteria for correct diagnosis. (Acariosi della vite nel Veneto: criteri per una corretta diagnosi.). Informatore Fitopatologico. 36 (5), 19-22.

Szabó G, 1987. A forecasting system for the grape leaf-mite [Calepitrimerus vitis]. (A szdouble acute˜lőevélatka előrejelzési rendszere.). Növényvédelem. 23 (7), 319-321.

Tomoiagă L, 1994. Damage caused by Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa and studies on its density on various grape varieties in Blaj vineyard [Romania]. (Acarianul Calepitrimerus vitis Nalepa, modul de dăunare și studiul privind variația densității pe soiuri de viță de vie în podgoria Târnave.). In: 125 de ani 1869-1994. Lucrările sesiunii științifice "Prezent și perspectivă în horticultură" 20-21.10.1994. [ed. by Muntean L S, Mireșan E, Rusu M, Budiu V, Mărghitaș L, Cozma V]. Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Universitatea de ?tiin?e Agricole, Cluj-Napoca. 277-282.

Vanek G, Ackermann P, 1996. Leaf curl - a mite infestation of grape and progressive methods of chemical control. (Kučeravost' - akarinóza viniča a pokrokové metódy chemickej ochrany.). Vinohrad (Bratislava). 34 (4), 77-79.

Vila Y, 1985. The mites. (Les acariens.). Phytoma. 28-29, 32-33.

Zandigiacomo P, Coiutti C, 1997. Survey on the grapevine mite fauna in the area of Trieste. (Indagine sull'acarofauna della vite nel Triestino.). Rivista di Viticoltura e di Enologia. 50 (1), 17-25.

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