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Tetranychus kanzawai
(kanzawa spider mite)

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Tetranychus kanzawai (kanzawa spider mite)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 05 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tetranychus kanzawai
  • Preferred Common Name
  • kanzawa spider mite
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida

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Adult females are carmine, body 519 x 313 µm.
TitleAdult female
CaptionAdult females are carmine, body 519 x 313 µm.
Copyright©Natural History Museum, London
Adult females are carmine, body 519 x 313 µm.
Adult femaleAdult females are carmine, body 519 x 313 µm.©Natural History Museum, London

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida

Preferred Common Name

  • kanzawa spider mite

International Common Names

  • French: tetranyque de kanzawa

Local Common Names

  • Japan: kanzawa-hadani

EPPO code

  • TETRKW (Tetranychus kanzawai)

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: Tetranychus
  •                                         Species: Tetranychus kanzawai

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: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

Congo, Republic of thePresentGutierrez and Bonato (1994); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
South AfricaPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)

Asia

ChinaPresentEPPO (2020)
-AnhuiPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-FujianPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-JiangsuPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-JiangxiPresentYang et al. (1991); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-JilinPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-LiaoningPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-ShaanxiPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-ShandongPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-ZhejiangPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
Hong KongPresentEhara and Lee (1971); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
IndiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-DelhiPresentGupta (1985); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
IndonesiaPresentEPPO (2020)
JapanPresentEhara (1964); Ehara (1966); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-HokkaidoPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-HonshuPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-KyushuPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-ShikokuPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
MalaysiaPresentWaterhouse (1993); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentEhara and Tho (1988); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
PhilippinesPresentVillacarlos and Vasquez (1988); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
South KoreaPresentKim et al. (1993); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
TaiwanPresentEhara (1969); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
ThailandPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
VietnamPresentHinomoto et al. (2007)

North America

MexicoPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentEPPO (2020)
-QueenslandPresentCABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)
Papua New GuineaPresentSchicha and Guttierrez (1985); CABI and EPPO (1998); EPPO (2020)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / webbing
Stems / discoloration of bark
Stems / webbing

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Achaearanea tepidariorum Predator Adults/Nymphs Japan grapes
Agistemus exsertus Predator Adults/Nymphs Japan grapes
Amblyseius barkeri Predator Adults/Nymphs Japan grapes
Amblyseius eharai Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius sojaensis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Amblyseius tsugawai Predator Adults/Nymphs
Euseius ovalis Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs
Feltiella Predator Adults/Nymphs
Mallada basalis Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs
Neoseiulus fallacis Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs Taiwan
Neoseiulus longispinosus Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs Japan grapes
Oligota flavicornis Predator Eggs
Oligota kashmirica Predator Adults/Nymphs
Oligota kashmirica benefica Predator Adults/Nymphs Japan grapes
Oligota yasumatsui Predator Adults/Nymphs
Orius Predator Adults/Larvae
Phytoseiulus persimilis Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs China; Japan; Taiwan; Fuzhou; Honshu
Scolothrips indicus Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs
Scolothrips takahashii Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs
Stethorus loi Predator Adults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs

References

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Ashihara W, Inoue K, Osakabe M, Hamamura T, 1992. Effectiveness of Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) as a control agent for the Kanzawa spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida (Acarina: Tetranychidae) and occurrence of native natural enemies of the spider mite on grapevine in glasshouse. Bulletin of the Fruit Tree Research Station, No. 22:109-130

CABI, EPPO, 1998. Tetranychus kanzawai. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests , (December) Wallingford, UK: CAB International.Map 586.

Cao HG, Liang X, Yang ZQ, 1998. Influence of temperature-humidity on the development of Tetranychus kanzawai. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 41:153-156

Chang CP, Huang SC, 1995. Evaluation of the effectiveness of releasing green lacewing, Mallada basalis (Walker) for the control of tetranychid mites on strawberry. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei), 37(1):41-58

Ehara S, 1964. The tetranychoid mites of Japan. Acarologia, 1964:409-414

Ehara S, 1966. The tetranychoid mites of Okinawa island (Acarina: Prostigmata). Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 16:1-22

Ehara S, 1969. The tetranychoid mites of Taiwan (Acarina: Prostigmata). Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 20:79-103

Ehara S, Lee LHY, 1971. Mites associated with plants in Hong Kong. Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 22:61-78

Ehara S, Tho YP, 1988. Spider mites of the Malay Peninsula (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 37:1-24

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Gotoh T, Gomi K, 2000. Population dynamics of Tetranychus kanzawai (Acari: Tetranychidae) on hydrangea. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 24(5/6):337-350; 23 ref

Gupta SK, 1985. Handbook Plant Mites of India. Calcutta, India: Zoological Survey of India

Gutierrez J, Bonato O, 1994. The tetranychid mites attacking cassava in the Congo and some of their predators. Journal of African Zoology, 108(2):191-200

Hao HH, Wang HL, Lee WT, Lo KC, 1996. Studies on biological control of spider mites on papaya. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 45:411-421

Hinomoto N, Dinh Pha Tran, Anh Tuan Pham, Thi Bao Ngoc Le, Tajima R, Ohashi K, Osakabe M, Takafuji A, 2007. Identification of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) by DNA sequences: a case study in northern Vietnam. International Journal of Acarology, 33(1):53-60

Ho CC, 1990. A preliminary study on the biological control of Tetranychus kanzawai in tea field by Amblyseius fallacis and Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acarina: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae). Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 39(2):133-140

Ho CC, Chen WH, 1992. Species survey of spider mites and seasonal occurrence of Thrips palmi, Chlorita biguttula biguttula, and Tetranychus cinnabarinus on eggplant. Chinese Journal of Entomology, 12(4):259-268

Ho CC, Chen WH, 1998. Life history, food consumption, and seasonal occurrence of Feltiella minuta (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on eggplant. Chinese Journal of Entomology, 18:27-37

Ho CC, Chen WH, 2001. Life cycle, food consumption, and seasonal occurrence of Scolothrips indicus (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) on eggplant. In: Halliday RB, Walter DE, Proctor HC, Norton, Colloff MJ (eds.) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 409-412

Kim SS, Paik CH, Kim DI, Park JD, Lee SC, 1993. Some ecological characteristics of tea red spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida (Acarina, Tetranychidae). Korean Journal of Entomology, 23(4):261-266

Kim TH, Kwak JS, Choi KH, 1998. Bionomics, damage assessment and management of tetranychid mites on perennial herbs. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology, 1:71-76

McGregor EA, 1950. Mites of the family Tetranychidae. American Midland Naturalist, 44:257-420

Morishita M, Takafuji A, 1999. Diapause characteristics of the Kanzawa spider mite Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida, in pea fields of central Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 43(4):185-188; 11 ref

Navajas M, Gutierrez J, Williams M, Gotoh T, 2001. Synonymy between two spider mite species, Tetranychus kanzawai and T. hydrangeae (Acari: Tetranychidae), shown by ribosomal ITS2 sequences and cross-breeding experiments. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 91(2):117-123; 41 ref

Rajaratnam JA, Hock LI, 1975. Effect of boron nutrition on intensity of red spider mite attack on oil palm seedlings. Experimental Agriculture, 11(1):59-63

Rimando LC, 1962. The tetranychoid mites of the Philippines. College of Agriculture Technical Bulletin University of Philippines, 11:1-52

Ryu MO, Kim TH, 1998. New records of three phytoseiid mite species from Korea (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Korean Journal of Entomology, 28:101-106

Schicha E, Guttierrez J, 1985. Phytoseiidae of Papua New Guinea, with three new species, and new records of Tetranychidae (Acari). International Journal of Acarology, 11(3):173-181

Shih CT, 1985. Biological control of mulberry spider mites, Tetranychus kanzawai, with augmentation of Amblyseius womersleyi. Special Publication, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, No. 19:21-27

Takafuji A, Morishita M, 2001. Overwintering ecology of two species of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) on different host plants. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 36:169-175

Takafuji A, Santoso S, Hinomoto N, 2001. Host-related differences in diapause characteristics of different geographical populations of the Kanzawa spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida (Acari: Tetranychidae), in Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 36(1):177-184; 10 ref

Takahashi F, Inoue M, Takafuji A, 1998. Management of the spider-mite population in a vinyl house vinery by releasing Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot onto the ground cover. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 42(2):71-76; 9 ref

Tsai SM, Kung KS, Shih CI, 1989. The effect of temperature on life history and population parameters of Kanzawa spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida (Acarina: Tetranychidae), on tea Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 31(2):119-130

Tseng YH, 1990. A monograph of the mite family Tetranychidae (Acarina: Trombidiformes) from Taiwan. Taiwan Museum Special Publications Series, No.9,1-224

Villacarlos LT, Vasquez EA, 1988. Arthropod pests of cassava and their control. Crops State of the Art and Abstract Bibliography Series, No. 15:31-36

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp

Yang ZQ, Cao HG, Chen FY, 1991. A preliminary study on Tetranychus kanzawai. Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Jiangxiensis, 13(2):129-133; 2 ref

Zhang YanXuan, Lin JianZhen, Chi YanBin, Chen Wei, Lin Song, 1996. Biocontrol of Tetranychus kanzawai (Acari: Tetranychidae) using Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in open-air strawberry gardens. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 1:29-34; 4 ref

Zhang YX, Yu DY, Chen W, Chi YB, Lin JZ, 1996. Study on the spatial distribution and temporal dynamics of Tetranychus kanzawai (Acari: Tetranychidae) in open-air strawberry gardens. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 1:73-76

Distribution References

CABI, EPPO, 1998. Tetranychus kanzawai. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 586.

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

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

Ehara S, 1964. The tetranychoid mites of Japan. In: Acarologia, 1964 409-414.

Ehara S, 1966. The tetranychoid mites of Okinawa island (Acarina: Prostigmata). In: Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 16 1-22.

Ehara S, 1969. The tetranychoid mites of Taiwan (Acarina: Prostigmata). In: Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 20 79-103.

Ehara S, Lee LHY, 1971. Mites associated with plants in Hong Kong. In: Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 22 61-78.

Ehara S, Tho YP, 1988. Spider mites of the Malay Peninsula (Acarina: Tetranychidae). In: Journal of the Faculty of Education Tottori University Natural Science, 37 1-24.

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Gupta SK, 1985. Handbook Plant Mites of India., Calcutta, India: Zoological Survey of India.

Gutierrez J, Bonato O, 1994. The tetranychid mites attacking cassava in the Congo and some of their predators. (Les acariens Tetranychidae attaquant le manioc au Congo et quelques-uns de leurs prédateurs.). Journal of African Zoology. 108 (2), 191-200.

Hinomoto N, Dinh Pha Tran, Anh Tuan Pham, Thi Bao Ngoc Le, Tajima R, Ohashi K, Osakabe M, Takafuji A, 2007. Identification of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) by DNA sequences: a case study in northern Vietnam. International Journal of Acarology. 33 (1), 53-60.

Kim S S, Paik C H, Kim D I, Park J D, Lee S C, 1993. Some ecological characteristics of tea red spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida (Acarina, Tetranychidae). Korean Journal of Entomology. 23 (4), 261-266.

Schicha E, Guttierrez J, 1985. Phytoseiidae of Papua New Guinea, with three new species, and new records of Tetranychidae (Acari). International Journal of Acarology. 11 (3), 173-181.

Villacarlos L T, Vasquez E A, 1988. Arthropod pests of cassava and their control. Crops State of the Art and Abstract Bibliography Series. 31-36.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

Yang Z Q, Cao H G, Chen F Y, 1991. A preliminary study on Tetranychus kanzawai. Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Jiangxiensis. 13 (2), 129-133.

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