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Oligonychus ununguis
(red spidermite)

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Oligonychus ununguis (red spidermite)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 31 March 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Oligonychus ununguis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • red spidermite
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi)

Preferred Common Name

  • red spidermite

Other Scientific Names

  • Oligonychus americanus
  • Oligonychus biotae
  • Oligonychus rollowi
  • Paratetranychus americanus
  • Paratetranychus ununguis
  • Tetranychus uniunguis
  • Tetranychus ununguis

International Common Names

  • English: conifer spinning, mite; conifer, spidermite, common; spruce spider mite; spruce, mite; spruce, spider mite
  • Spanish: acaro rojo de las coniferas; arana roja del cafe; aranita del cipres (Colombia)
  • French: araignee rouge de l'epicea; oligonyque des coniferes; tetranyque de l'epinette; tétranyque de l'épinette

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: naletræsspindemide
  • Finland: havupunkki
  • Germany: Spinnmilbe, Fichten; Spinnmilbe, Nadelholz-
  • Italy: Ragnetto rosso delle conifere
  • Japan: Todomatu-hadani
  • Netherlands: Sparrespintmijt
  • Norway: bartrespinnmidd
  • Sweden: barrträdskvalster

EPPO code

  • PARTUN (Oligonychus ununguis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •                 Class: Arachnida
  •                     Subclass: Acari
  •                         Superorder: Acariformes
  •                             Suborder: Prostigmata
  •                                 Family: Tetranychidae
  •                                     Genus: Oligonychus
  •                                         Species: Oligonychus ununguis

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: 10 Feb 2022

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Metaseiulus occidentalis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Neoseiulus fallacis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Stethorus punctillum Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Typhlodromus pyri Predator

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

Castro, E. B., Zanardi, O. C., Garlet, J., Ochoa, R., Feres, R. J. F., 2018. Notes on the occurrence of Oligonychus milleri (McGregor) and Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil. Neotropical Entomology, 47(3), 429-432. doi: 10.1007/s13744-017-0551-x

Labanowski G, Soika G, 2010. Beneficial organisms associated with ornamental pests. (Organizmy pozyteczne zwiazane ze szkodnikami roslin ozdobnych.) Progress in Plant Protection, 50(4):2003-2007. http://www.progress.plantprotection.pl/pliki/2010/PPP_50_4_70_Labanowski_G_R.pdf

Nameghi HS, 2009. Tetranychoid mites (Prostigmata: Tetranychoidea) associated with forest trees and bushes in suburb parks in Mashhad, NE Iran. Iranian Journal of Forest and Range Protection Research, 7(1):41-45

Distribution References

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

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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

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

Castro E B, Zanardi O C, Garlet J, Ochoa R, Feres R J F, 2018. Notes on the occurrence of Oligonychus milleri (McGregor) and Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil. Neotropical Entomology. 47 (3), 429-432. DOI:10.1007/s13744-017-0551-x

Nameghi H S, 2009. Tetranychoid mites (Prostigmata: Tetranychoidea) associated with forest trees and bushes in suburb parks in Mashhad, NE Iran. Iranian Journal of Forest and Range Protection Research. 7 (1), 41-45.

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

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