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Colomerus vitis
(grape erineum mite (USA))

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Colomerus vitis (grape erineum mite (USA))

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Colomerus vitis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • grape erineum mite (USA)
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
'Blister' damage to grapevine leaf, caused by C. vitis.
TitleDamage symptoms on leaf
Caption'Blister' damage to grapevine leaf, caused by C. vitis.
Copyright©David G. James
'Blister' damage to grapevine leaf, caused by C. vitis.
Damage symptoms on leaf'Blister' damage to grapevine leaf, caused by C. vitis.©David G. James
Adult E. victoriensis on leaves of grape.|Phytosiid predator (Euseius victoriensis) of C. vitis.
TitleAdults on grapvine.|Predator of C. vitis
CaptionAdult E. victoriensis on leaves of grape.|Phytosiid predator (Euseius victoriensis) of C. vitis.
Copyright©David G. James
Adult E. victoriensis on leaves of grape.|Phytosiid predator (Euseius victoriensis) of C. vitis.
Adults on grapvine.|Predator of C. vitisAdult E. victoriensis on leaves of grape.|Phytosiid predator (Euseius victoriensis) of C. vitis.©David G. James

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Colomerus vitis (Pagenstecher)

Preferred Common Name

  • grape erineum mite (USA)

Other Scientific Names

  • Eriophyes vitis Pagenstecher
  • Phytoptus vitis Pagenstecher

International Common Names

  • English: erineum, leaf mite; grape blister mite; grape bud mite; grape gall mite; grape leaf, blister mite
  • Spanish: acaro de la vid; arador de la vid; erinosis o sarna de la vid; eriofies de la vid; sarna de la vid
  • French: erinose de la vigne; eriophyide de la vigne; phytopte de la vigne

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Filzmilbe, Rebenblatt-; Gallmilbe, Rebenblatt-; Pockenkrankheit der Weinrebe
  • Israel: akarit haafazim shel hagefen; akarit haatatzim shel hagefen
  • Italy: acaro delle foglie della vite; erinosi della vite; eriofide della vite
  • Japan: mosenbyo
  • Netherlands: Druiveviltmijt; Pokkenziekte der druiven
  • Turkey: bag uyuzu

EPPO code

  • COOMVI (Colomerus vitis)
  • ERPHVI (Colomerus 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: Colomerus
  •                                         Species: Colomerus 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: 17 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

EgyptPresent
South AfricaPresent

Asia

IndiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-PunjabPresent
IranPresent
IsraelPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

CroatiaPresent
CzechiaPresent
FrancePresentOriginal citation: Gall & Gall, 1992
GermanyPresent
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
LuxembourgPresent
PolandPresent
RomaniaPresentOriginal citation: Monolache et al. (1974)
RussiaPresent
SloveniaPresent
SpainPresentOriginal citation: Ocete et al. (1996)
SwitzerlandPresent
United KingdomPresent, Few occurrences

North America

United StatesPresent, Localized
-CaliforniaPresent
-OregonPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent, Widespread
-New South WalesPresent, Widespread
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
-TasmaniaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent

South America

ChilePresent

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / dieback
Growing point / distortion
Growing point / external feeding
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Amblyseius addoensis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius andersoni Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius elinae Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius victoriensis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius waltersi Predator Adults/Nymphs
Arthrocnodax vitis Predator
Eriopis connexa Predator Adults/Nymphs
Kampimodromus aberrans Predator Adults/Nymphs
Orthotydeus goetzi Predator Adults/Nymphs
Phytoseius fotheringhamiae Predator Adults/Nymphs
Tydeus gotzi Predator Adults/Nymphs
Tydeus grabouwi Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus australicus Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus doreenae Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus dossei Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus exhilaratus Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus pyri Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus reticulatus Predator Adults/Nymphs
Typhlodromus saevus Predator Adults/Nymphs

References

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Altincag R; Akten T, 1993. Insect pests in grapevine nurseries and remedies in Aegean region: problems and their solutions. Bitki Koruma Bu^umlaut~lteni, 33(3/4):153-165; 8 ref.

Baum D, 1984. Control of the grape-bud mite, Eriophyes vitis (Pgst.), in vineyards. Alon Hanotea, 38(5):289-293

Bernstein Z, 1988. The grape bud mite in cv. Perlette. Alon Hanotea, 43(2):109-122

Boller E, 1989. Preview of pest control for 1989 in eastern Swiss viticulture. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Obst- und Weinbau, 125(4):86-88

Castagnoli M; Liguori M, 1986. Development and oviposition times of Typhlodromus exhilaratus Ragusa (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) reared on various types of food. Redia, 69:361-368

Daneshvar H, 1978. A study on the fauna of plant mites in Azerbaidzhan. Entomologie et Phytopathologie Appliquees, 46(1/2): 117-128.

Dennill GB, 1991. A pruning technique for saving vineyards severely infested by the grape vine bud mite Colomerus vitis (Pagenstecher) (Eriophyidae). Crop Protection, 10(4):310-314

Dhooria MS; Bhullar MB, 2003. Pest status of eriophyid mites in Punjab. Insect Environment, 9(3):103-105.

Duso C; Camporese P, 1991. Developmental times and oviposition rates of predatory mites Typhlodromus pyri and Amblyseius andersoni (Acari: Phytoseiidae) reared on different foods. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 13(2):117-128

Duso C; de Lillo E, 1996. Grape. In: Lindquist EE, Sabelis MW, Bruin J, eds. Eriophyid Mites - Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Englert WD; Holz B, 1984. Weather, vine development, diseases, pests, beneficial arthropods and damage in the vineyards of the German Federal Republic in the 1983 growing year (November 1982 to October 1983). Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes, 36(10):145-153

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.

Gall Dle, 1992. The mites at Charentes. Paysan Francais, No. 875:16-22

Gonzalez RH, 1983. Management of grapevine pests. Manejo de plagas de la vid. Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Veterinarias y Forestales, Universidad de Chile Santiago Chile, 115 pp.

Hluchy M; Pospfsil Z, 1991. Damage potential of the phytophagous Eriophyidae and Tetranychidae mites (Acari; Tetrapodili, Prostigmata) in grapevine. Ochrana Rostlin, 27(3/4):273-285; 16 ref.

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.

Iren Z, 1976. Investigations to determine the most important pests of vineyards in central Anatolia. Bitki Koruma Bulteni, 16(4):201-222

James DG, 1989. Influence of diet on development, survival and oviposition in an Australian phytoseiid, Amblyseius victoriensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology, 6(1):1-10

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.

Keifer HH; Newkirk RA, 1969. Eriophyid Studies. Sacramento, California, USA: HH Keifer.

Kido H; Stafford EM, 1955. The biology of the grape bud mite Eriophyes vitis (Pgst.). Hilgardia, 24:119-142.

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

Liguori M, 1987. Population trends of phytophagous and predatory mites in two vineyards of the Chianti area. Redia, 70:141-149

Litvinov PI; Glushkova SA, 1985. The protection of vineyards against pests and diseases. Zashchita Rastenii, 11:55-57

Manolache C; Pasol P; Romascu E; Iordan P; Naum A; Sadagorschi D; Popescu M, 1972. Ecological contributions to the study of grape vines on sandy soils of the Platonesti-Saveni-Suditi area (Ialomita). Analele Institutului de Cercetari pentru Protectia Plantelor, 10:257-264

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

Matis G; Matko B, 2006. Features of grape vine protection in 2005 and recommendations for protection in 2006. (Znacilnosti varstva vinske trte v letu 2005 in priporocila za varstvo v letu 2006.) SAD, Revija za Sadjarstvo, Vinogradni?tvo in Vinarstvo, 17(4):13-19.

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

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

Ocete R; Lara M; PTrez MA; Romero M; PTrez J, 1996. Examination of the phytosanitary state of populations of Vitis vinifera silvestris (Gmelin) Hegi in the environs of the National Park of Donana (Huelva-Cßdiz) and the Natural Park of 'Sierra Norte' (Seville). Boleti^acute~n de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas, 22(2):433-441; 16 ref.

Ocete R; Shukhravß M, 1996. Note on the presence of Arthrocnodax vitis Rnbsaamen (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) in wild grapevine in the Subbetico region. Boleti^acute~n de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas, 22(2):465-468; 10 ref.

Prestidge RA; Holland PT; Clarke AD; Malcolm CP, 1989. Pesticides for use close to and during harvest of persimmons. Proceedings of the Forty Second New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference, Taranki Country Lodge, New Plymouth, August 8-10, 1989 Palmerston North, New Zealand; New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society Inc., 195-199

Rather AQ, 2008. Management of phytophagous and predatory mites in vineyards of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Acta Horticulturae [Proceedings of the International Symposium on Grape Production and Processing, Baramati (Pune), Maharashtra, India, 6-11 February 2006.], No.785:327-333. http://www.actahort.org

Rizk GA; Karaman GA; Ali MA, 1978. Mite populations on grape-vine in Middle Egypt. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique d'Egypte, No. 62:1-7

Rizk GA; Soliman ZR; Ali MA, 1978. Survey on mites associated with citrus and grape-vine in Minia region, Egypt. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique d'Egypte, No. 62:105-110

Savage MJ, 1978. Damage to vines by Colomerus vitis (Pgst.) (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae). Plant Pathology, 27(3):147-148

Schwartz A, 1986. Leaf curl mite in vineyards. Viticulture and Oenology F. 28. South Africa: South Africa Department of Agriculture and Water Supply.

Smith LM; Stafford EM, 1948. The bud mite and the erineum mite of grapes. Hilgardia, 18:317-334.

Svetov VG, 1985. The grapevine bud mite. Zashchita Rastenii, No. 12:29-30

Swart PL; Barnes BN; Myburgh AC, 1976. Pests of table grapes in the Western Cape. Deciduous Fruit Grower, 26:169-172.

Szendrey L; Bßthory G, 1995. Study of overwintering of mites in grapevine stands in the Eger and Mßrta-alji wine growing regions. No^umlaut~ve^acute~nyve^acute~delem, 31(12):595-599.

Vaneckovß-Skuhravß I, 1996. Eriophyid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on trees and shrubs in the Czech Republic. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, 60(2/3):223-246; 6 pp. of ref.

Walton VM; Dreves AJ; Gent DH; James DG; Martin RR; Chambers U; Skinkis PA, 2007. Relationship between rust mites Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa), bud mites Colomerus vitis (Pagenstecher) (Acari: Eriophyidae) and Short Shoot Syndrome in Oregon vineyards. International Journal of Acarology, 33(4):307-318. http://www.indirapublishinghouse.net

Whitehead VB; Rust DJ; Pringle KA; Albertse G, 1978. The bud-infesting strain of the grape leaf blister mite, Eriophyes vitis (Pagst.), on vines in the Western Cape Province. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 41(1):9-15

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

Altınçaghacek˜ R, Akten T, 1993. Insect pests in grapevine nurseries and remedies in Aegean region: problems and their solutions. (Ege bölegesi asma fidanlıklarında faunistik çalıșmalar.). Bitki Koruma Bülteni. 33 (3/4), 153-165.

Anon, 1994. Diseases and pests. [ed. by Nicholas P, Magarey P, Wachtel M]. Cowandilla, Australia: Winetitles. vi + 106 pp.

Baum D, 1984. Control of the grape-bud mite, Eriophyes vitis (Pgst.), in vineyards. Alon Hanotea. 38 (5), 289-293.

Bernstein Z, 1988. The grape bud mite in cv. Perlette. Alon Hanotea. 43 (2), 109-122.

Boller E, 1989. Preview of pest control for 1989 in eastern Swiss viticulture. (Vorschau auf die Schädlingsbekämpfung 1989 im ostschweizerischen Weinbau.). Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Obst- und Weinbau. 125 (4), 86-88.

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

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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

Daneshvar H, 1978. A study on the fauna of plant mites in Azerbaidzhan. Entomologie et Phytopathologie Appliquees. 46 (1/2), Pe pp. 117-128; en p.

Denİzhan E, 2018. Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on fruit trees in Yalova, Turkey. Yüzüncü Yil Üniversitesi Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 28 (3), 285-288. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/562231

Dhooria M S, Bhullar M B, 2003. Pest status of eriophyid mites in Punjab. Insect Environment. 9 (3), 103-105.

Englert W D, Holz B, 1984. Weather, vine development, diseases, pests, beneficial arthropods and injuries in the vineyards of the Federal Republic of Germany in growing year 1983 (November 1982 until October 1983). (Wetter, Entwicklung der Reben, Krankheiten, Schädlinge, Nützlinge und Schädigungen in den Weinbergen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Anbaujahr 1983 (November 1982 bis Oktober 1983).). Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes. 36 (10), 145-153.

Flick G, 1988. Available compounds for plant protection in viticulture in five viticultural regions of Central Europe. (Verfügbare Wirkstoffe für den weinbaulichen Pflanzenschutz in fünf mitteleuropäischen Weinbauregionen.). Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes. 40 (3), 33-41.

González R H, 1983. Manejo de plagas de la vid. Santiago, Chile: Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Veterinarias y Forestales, Universidad de Chile. [1+] 115 pp.

Hluchý M, Pospíšil Z, 1991. Damage potential of the phytophagous Eriophyidae and Tetranychidae mites (Acari; Tetrapodili, Prostigmata) in grapevine. (Škodlivost fytofágních roztočudot over˜ čeledí Eriophyidae a Tetranychidae (Acari; Tetrapodili, Prostigmata) na révě vinné.). Ochrana Rostlin. 27 (3/4), 273-285.

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

Ilie A L, Marinescu M, 2018. New data about the galls from Tinca area (Bihor County, Romania). Current Trends in Natural Sciences. 7 (13), 70-74. https://www.natsci.upit.ro/media/1645/paper-11.pdf

Iren Z, 1976. Investigations to determine the most important pests of vineyards in central Anatolia. (Orta Anadolu bolgesinde onemli bag zararlilarinin tesbiti uzerinde arastirmalar.). Bitki Koruma Bulteni. 16 (4), 201-222.

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

James D G, 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. DOI:10.1007/BF02337275

KIDO H , STAFFORD E M, 1955. The Biology of the Grape Bud Mite Eriophyes vitis (Pgst.). Hilgardia. 24 (6), 119-142 pp.

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.

Liguori M, 1987. Population trends of phytophagous and predatory mites in two vineyards of the Chianti area. (Andamento delle popolazioni di acari fitofagi e predatori in due vigneti del Chianti.). Redia. 141-149.

Litvinov P I, Glushkova S A, 1985. The protection of vineyards against pests and diseases. Zashchita Rasteniĭ. 55-57.

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

Matis G, Matko B, 2006. Features of grape vine protection in 2005 and recommendations for protection in 2006. (Značilnosti varstva vinske trte v letu 2005 in priporočila za varstvo v letu 2006.). SAD, Revija za Sadjarstvo, Vinogradništvo in Vinarstvo. 17 (4), 13-19.

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

Rather A Q, 2008. Management of phytophagous and predatory mites in vineyards of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Acta Horticulturae. 327-333. http://www.actahort.org

Savage M J, 1978. Damage to vines by Colomerus vitis (Pgst.) (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae). Plant Pathology. 27 (3), 147-148. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3059.1978.tb01104.x

SMITH L M , STAFFORD E M, 1948. The Bud Mite and the Erineum Mite of Grapes. Hilgardia. 18 (7), 317-334 pp.

Svetov V G, 1985. The grapevine bud mite. Zashchita Rasteniĭ. 29-30.

Swart P L, Barnes B N, Myburgh A C, 1976. Pests of table grapes in the Western Cape. Deciduous Fruit Grower. 26 (5), 169-172, 174-179, 18.

Szendrey L, Báthory G, 1995. Study of overwintering of mites in grapevine stands in the Eger and Márta-alji wine growing regions. (Az egri és a Mátraaljai borvidék szőlőültetvényeiben végzett atkatelelés-vizsgálat tapasztalatai.). Növényvédelem. 31 (12), 595-599.

Walton V M, Dreves A J, Gent D H, James D G, Martin R R, Chambers U, Skinkis P A, 2007. Relationship between rust mites Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa), bud mites Colomerus vitis (Pagenstecher) (Acari: Eriophyidae) and Short Shoot Syndrome in Oregon vineyards. International Journal of Acarology. 33 (4), 307-318.

Whitehead V B, Rust D J, Pringle K A, Albertse G, 1978. The bud-infesting strain of the grape leaf blister mite, Eriophyes vitis (Pagst.), on vines in the Western Cape Province. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa. 41 (1), 9-15.

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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