Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aculops lycopersici

Aculops lycopersici (Tryon, 1917)

tomato russet mite

on Solanum

gall

the free living mites can attain large densities, when the fruits and stems turn scabby, the leaves russet, the plant withers and ultimately dies.

hostplants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Capsicum annuum, frutescens; Datura; Lycopersicon esculentum; Nicotiana tabacum; Petunia; Physalis; Solanum tuberosum.

synonyms

Vasates destructur (Keifer, 1940); “Aceria lycopersici.

references

Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Keifer, Baker, Kono, Delfinado & Styer (1982a), Mifsud, Monfreda & de Lillo (2007a), Perring (1996a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2009b), Roivainen (1953a), Xue, Sadeghi & Hong (2009a).

Last modified 24.v.2018