Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aculops lycopersici

Aculops lycopersici (Tryon, 1917)

tomato russet mite

on Solanum


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


Solanaceae, oligophagous

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


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


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