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Polyphagotarsonemus latus
(broad mite)



Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite)


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  • 30 April 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Polyphagotarsonemus latus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • broad mite
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida
  • Summary of Invasiveness
  • The broad mite P. latus is spread worldwide. In the tropics and subtropics it reproduces the whole year round and has a wide host range. In temperate climates it is a serious pest on vegetables and ornamental...

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The yellow tea mite P. latus on rubber leaflet.
TitleTea mite on leaflet
CaptionThe yellow tea mite P. latus on rubber leaflet.
CopyrightHo Cheng Tuck/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
The yellow tea mite P. latus on rubber leaflet.
Tea mite on leafletThe yellow tea mite P. latus on rubber leaflet.Ho Cheng Tuck/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks

Preferred Common Name

  • broad mite

Other Scientific Names

  • Hemitarsonemus latus Banks
  • Hemitarsonemus translucens
  • Polyphagotarsonemus translucens
  • Tarsonemus latus
  • Tarsonemus phaseoli
  • Tarsonemus translucens (Green)

International Common Names

  • English: chilli mite; citrus silver mite; jute white mite; rubber leaf mite; tropical mite; yellow tea mite
  • Spanish: acaro amarillo; acaro blanco tropical; acaro tostador de los cítricos; aranuela blanca
  • French: acarien jaune; tarsoneme du cottonnier; tarsoneme trapu

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: acaro branco do mamdeiro; acaro tropical
  • Denmark: skudtopmide; topskudmide
  • Germany: breit-milbe; gelbe tee-milbe; weisse milbe
  • Italy: acaro giallo
  • Netherlands: begoniamijt; theemijt geele
  • Norway: skottopmidd
  • Sweden: skott-toppkvalster

EPPO code

  • HEMTLA (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)

Summary of Invasiveness

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The broad mite P. latus is spread worldwide. In the tropics and subtropics it reproduces the whole year round and has a wide host range. In temperate climates it is a serious pest on vegetables and ornamental plants in glasshouses. Due to its high reproductive potential, it can reach damaging densities within a very short time.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •                 Class: Arachnida
  •                     Subclass: Acari
  •                         Superorder: Acariformes
  •                             Suborder: Prostigmata
  •                                 Family: Tarsonemidae
  •                                     Genus: Polyphagotarsonemus
  •                                         Species: Polyphagotarsonemus latus


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Adult females of P. latus are small (ca 200 µm) and have an unornamented dorsal shield. The prodorsal shield is not enlarged to cover the stigmata. Trichobothria on the prodorsum are capitate. Dorsal idiosomal setae are short. There are four pairs of setae on the dorsum of propodosoma in the male. Tibia and tarsus IV of the male are fused and bear a button-like claw.

Lindquist (1986) provided a detailed description and illustration of this species.

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


BangladeshPresentKabir, 1979; CIE, 1986
-GuangdongPresentZhang et al., 1980
-HainanPresentWang et al., 2009
-ShanghaiPresentWang et al., 2000
-SichuanPresentYang and Chen, 1982; CIE, 1986
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-BiharPresentGupta, 1985; CIE, 1986
-GujaratPresentCIE, 1986
-Himachal PradeshPresentCIE, 1986
-Indian PunjabPresentGupta, 1985; CIE, 1986
-JharkhandPresentRabindra et al., 2006
-KarnatakaPresentGupta, 1985; CIE, 1986
-MaharashtraPresentGupta, 1985; CIE, 1986
-RajasthanPresentAhuja, 2000
-Tamil NaduPresentDhandapani and Kumaraswami, 1985; CIE, 1986
-Uttar PradeshPresentCIE, 1986
-West BengalPresentGupta, 1985; CIE, 1986
IndonesiaPresentWaterhouse, 1993
-JavaPresentKalshoven, 1950; CIE, 1986
-SumatraPresentKalshoven, 1950; CIE, 1986
IranPresentMasoud et al., 2001
-HonshuPresentCIE, 1986
-KyushuPresentCIE, 1986
Korea, Republic ofPresentCho et al., 1996
MalaysiaPresentWaterhouse, 1993
MyanmarPresentWaterhouse, 1993
OmanPresentCIE, 1986
PhilippinesPresentCIE, 1986; Waterhouse, 1993; Navasero and Corpuz-Raros, 2014
Saudi ArabiaPresent Al-Azzazy and Alhewairini, 2018
SingaporePresentWaterhouse, 1993
Sri LankaPresentCIE, 1986
TaiwanPresentWen and Lee, 1984; CIE, 1986
ThailandPresentWaterhouse, 1993
TurkeyPresentBulut et al., 2000; Can and Çobanoglu, 2010
VietnamPresentDuong-Nguyen Hai et al., 1998


BeninPresentAdango et al., 2006
Burkina FasoPresentCIE, 1986
BurundiPresentCIE, 1986
Central African RepublicPresentCIE, 1986
ChadPresentCIE, 1986
Côte d'IvoirePresentCIE, 1986
EthiopiaPresentCIE, 1986
KenyaPresentCIE, 1986
LiberiaPresentCIE, 1986
MaliPresentCIE, 1986
MauritiusPresentCIE, 1986
MoroccoPresentCIE, 1986
MozambiquePresentCIE, 1986
NigeriaPresentCIE, 1986
SenegalPresentCIE, 1986
South AfricaPresentCIE, 1986
SudanPresentCIE, 1986
TanzaniaPresentCIE, 1986
UgandaPresentCIE, 1986

North America

BermudaPresentCIE, 1986
CanadaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-OntarioPresentCIE, 1986
-ArkansasPresentVincent et al., 2010
-ConnecticutPresentCIE, 1986
-FloridaPresentCIE, 1986
-HawaiiPresentCIE, 1986
-IllinoisPresentCIE, 1986
-LouisianaPresentCIE, 1986
-MarylandPresentCIE, 1986
-New YorkPresentCIE, 1986
-PennsylvaniaPresentCIE, 1986
-VirginiaPresentCIE, 1986
-WashingtonPresentCIE, 1986

Central America and Caribbean

Costa RicaPresentAguilar and Murillo, 2012
CubaPresentCIE, 1986; Bernal et al., 2012
GuadeloupePresentCIE, 1986
JamaicaPresentLawrence et al., 2000
MartiniquePresentCIE, 1986
NicaraguaPresentCIE, 1986
Puerto RicoPresentCIE, 1986
Trinidad and TobagoPresentCIE, 1986
United States Virgin IslandsPresentCIE, 1986

South America

ArgentinaPresentCIE, 1986
-BahiaPresentCIE, 1986
-CearaPresentCIE, 1986
-Distrito FederalPresentOliveira et al., 2011
-Espirito SantoPresentCIE, 1986
-PernambucoPresentCIE, 1986
-Rio de JaneiroPresentCIE, 1986
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
-Santa CatarinaPresentChiaradia et al., 2006
-Sao PauloPresentTonet et al., 2000
ColombiaPresentCIE, 1986
GuyanaPresentCIE, 1986
PeruPresentCIE, 1986
VenezuelaPresentCIE, 1986


BelgiumPresentCIE, 1986
GermanyPresentCIE, 1986
GreecePresentCIE, 1986
HungaryPresentCIE, 1986
ItalyPresentCIE, 1986
Mediterranean countriesPresent
MontenegroIntroduced Invasive Radonjic and Hrncic, 2010; Radonjic and Hrncic, 2011
NetherlandsPresentCIE, 1986
NorwayPresentCIE, 1986
PolandPresentLabanowski, 1999
RomaniaPresentCIE, 1986
SerbiaPresentGlavendekic et al., 2005
SpainPresentCIE, 1986
SwedenPresentCIE, 1986
UKPresentCIE, 1986


-New South WalesPresentCIE, 1986
-QueenslandPresentCIE, 1986
-Western AustraliaPresentCIE, 1986
FijiPresentCIE, 1986
GuamPresentCIE, 1986
New ZealandPresentCIE, 1986
Papua New GuineaPresentCIE, 1986
SamoaPresentGerlach, 1988
Solomon IslandsPresentCIE, 1986

Hosts/Species Affected

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Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Growth Stages

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P. latus symptoms vary on different plants (Gerson, 1992). Edges of damaged young leaves usually curl. The foliage often becomes rigid and appears bronzed or scorched. Feeding of mites on the under surface of young leaves causes Gerbera to become rigid and rolled under at the edges. As leaves age, they may split, producing a ragged appearance of different shapes. Infested young potato leaves initially have oily black spots on the under surface, which later turn reddish. The plants become rosetted and then die back. Symptoms on red chilli pepper (Capsicum sp.) are similar. On lemons, this species produces multiple buds on citrus seedlings and discoloration on the skin of fruit. Damage on cucumber, aubergines and Solanum laciniatum includes crinkling, cracking, discoloration and malformations similar to those caused by a hormonal weedkiller. When grapevine is attacked, young leaf edges turn downwards, followed by browning and necrosis.

When chilli leaves are attacked, the leaf tissues disintegrate and the epidermal layer of the infested leaves thickens, with both the pallisade and spongy parenchymatous tissues becoming irregular and the cell nuclei enlarged in severely infested leaves (Karmakar, 1997).

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / abnormal shape
Fruit / discoloration
Growing point / distortion
Inflorescence / discoloration panicle
Inflorescence / twisting and distortion
Inflorescence / wilt
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / wilting
Stems / stunting or rosetting
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback

Biology and Ecology

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The generation time of P. latus is short. On chilli pepper (Capsicum sp.) the developmental period from egg to adult at 25°C averages 4.1 days for both males and females. Adult female and male longevity is 11.4 and 15.3 days, respectively. Each female lays 25 eggs. The female/male sex ratio is 2.8 in the laboratory, and 2.3 on seedlings in the greenhouse (Ho, 1991).

P. latus eggs are laid on the underside of leaves, tender stems, fruits, flower peduncles and flowers. Attack occurs during a short period of time. Discoloration of tissues is produced by mite feeding; fruits become deformed or fail to develop. Severely infected fruits fall. Leaves of attacked plants are stunted and yield is significantly reduced. Symptoms remain for a long period of time after control.

P. latus disperses by various means. Short-distance movement may be accomplished by walking. Mites may reach far-away uninfested plants by wind. Human transport of infested plants is another way of dispersal for this mite.

There is also evidence that P. latus disperses through insects living on plants. Females of P. latus were observed to have a phoretic relationship with Bemisia tabaci on Phaseolus vulgaris in Colombia and on watermelons in Venezuela. Females of P. latus were found attached to the tarsi and tibiae of B. tabaci (Flechtmann et al., 1990) and B. argentifolii (Fan and Petitt, 1998). The phoretic association between P. latus and insects is quite specific; whiteflies are most attractive to P. latus but other insects such as thrips and aphids are rarely used (Palevsky et al., 2001).

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Amblyseius agrestis Predator
Amblyseius barkeri Predator Florida
Amblyseius degenerans Predator
Amblyseius delhiensis Predator
Amblyseius largoensis Predator
Amblyseius limonicus Predator
Amblyseius nicholsi Predator
Amblyseius peregrinus Predator
Amblyseius victoriensis Predator Australia; Queensland Citrus
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Euseius concordis Predator
Euseius hibisci Predator
Euseius ovalis Predator Eggs/Larvae
Euseius stipulatus Predator
Galendromus annectens Predator
Hirsutella thompsonii Pathogen
Metaseiulus occidentalis Predator
Neoseiulus californicus Predator
Neoseiulus cucumeris Predator
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Pathogen
Typhlodromus porresi Predator
Typhlodromus rickeri Predator

Notes on Natural Enemies

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Waterhouse and Norris (1987) discussed the natural enemy records and pointed out that none are specific to P. latus. They recommended biological control experiments using Typhlodromus stipulatus and Amblyseius ovalis on chilli peppers.


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P. latus is a serious pest of tea, chilli pepper and aubergines in China (Li et al., 1985). It was reported to have destroyed 50% of the bean crop in New Guinea and of the lemon crop in parts of South Africa. It is a pest of cotton in tropical Africa and Brazil. It has a worldwide distribution on many crops (Gerson, 1992).

Damage by P. latus was 100% on sweet peppers (Capsicum sp.) grown in a screenhouse in Taiwan, while aubergines, Datura, chilli pepper and Gerbera were severely damaged (Liu et al., 1991).

Prevention and Control

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Chemical Control

P. latus may be difficult to control on certain plants. On the curly leaves of Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, dicofol, bromopropylate, azocyclotin and abamectin were not effective (Heungen and Degheele, 1986), presumably because the mites were protected in curly leaves; chinomethionat was more effective. On the more easily treated leaves of castor, all five pesticides tested virtually eliminated the mite population in 2 weeks, and abamectin remained effective for up to 3 weeks.

Dicofol and wettable sulphur were effective against all life stages of P. latus on chilli (Karmakar et al., 1996).

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, abamectin was the most efficient acaricide against P. latus in 12 applications at a range of rates and one application at a higher rate; the higher rate application maximized the production of beans (Scarpellini, 1999). Chlorfenapyr is recommended for the control of P. latus on cotton in Sao Paulo (Santos et al., 1999).

Greenhouse tests in China showed that liuyangmycin (an antibiotic preparation from Streptomyces griseolus) gave the most effective and economical control of P. latus on green chilli peppers (Capsicum). Introduction of female adults or nymphs to plants 5 days after treatment with liuyangmycin resulted in 71.1 and 83% mortality, respectively. The effect declined after 7 days, but mite control for the 3 weeks after treatment remained >98%, which was equivalent to a control by dicofol (Xie et al., 1992). Three applications liuyangmycin to Capsicum in the greenhouse in September-April gave satisfactory control of the pest, with no side-effects.

In India, leaf extracts of Lippia nodiflora and Aloe sp. were shown to significantly reduce the population density of P. latus on chilli when sprayed as 5% aqueous extracts (Palaniswamy and Ragini, 2000). In Brazil, Manipueira, a liquid extract from cassava roots, provided 100% control of P. latus on papaya plants when it was diluted in water (1:3) and sprayed three times at weekly intervals (Ponte, 1996).

Biological Control

In laboratory tests with chilli (Capsicum annuum) leaves, Amblyseius ovalis [Euseius ovalis] at predator-prey ratios of 1:25, 1:50 and 1:100 eliminated P. latus after 9, 12 and 17 days, respectively. Moutia (1958) reported similar results from Mauritius.

In the greenhouses in the 'Land' section of the EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Vacation Resort, Florida, P. latus was controlled by releasing Neoseiulus barkeri. Fan and Petitt (1994) showed that releasing 10 or more predatory mites per plant of Capsicum cv. Hungarian Wax effectively reduced populations of P. latus from more than 100 mites per leaf to zero in a week. Influx experiments, in which there was continuous immigration of P. latus, showed that a single release of five N. barkeri adults per plant significantly reduced populations of P. latus, but failed to prevent all plants from mite injury, and that three releases of five predatory mites per main stem every 7 days provided adequate protection from mite injury for over 7 weeks.

On beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and limes in greenhouses in Florida, USA, Neoseiulus californicus was more effective than N. barkeri. In the field, N. californicus, together with a complex of indigenous predaceous mites, kept the density of P. latus below economically damaging levels on lime fruits (Pena and Osborne, 1996).

In greenhouses in China, the release of predatory mites of Neoseiulus cucumeris successfully controlled P. latus on sweet pepper (Wang et al., 2000).

Several species of fungi were tested as possible biocontrol agents against P. latus (Pena et al., 1996). Mortality of P. latus caused by Beauveria bassiana occurred fastest at densities fluctuating between 65 and 125 mites per leaf.

Host-Plant Resistance

Plant resistance is not yet employed as a component in broad mite (P. latus) control, but there is some evidence that the potential exists (Gerson, 1992). In Cuba, a double haploid of sweet pepper (Capsicum sp.) that has higher mean fruit weight and yield per plant was tolerant of P. latus (Depestre and Gomez, 1995). Several chilli cultivars in India are resistant to P. latus (Rao and Ahmed, 2001).


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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.

Ahuja DB, 2000. Influence of abiotic factors on the population of mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) infesting sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in the arid region of Rajasthan (India). Journal of Entomological Research, 24(1):87-89; 3 ref

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