Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brevipalpus californicus

Brevipalpus californicus (Banks, 1904)

polyphagous, mainly on Citrus

Brevipalpus californicus

mite, dorsal view (from Ueckermann ao)


The mites are vagrants at the undersides of the leaves, can cause chlorosis, blistering, or necrotic areas.

host plants

Alnus subcordata; Citrus limon, medica, nobilis, sinensis; Cocos; Glebionis coronaria; Epipremnum aureum; Ficus; Fuchsia; Glebionis coronaria; Hydrangea macrophylla; Malus; Pittosporum tobira; Prunus; Pyrus; Rubus persicus; Salix alba; Solanum; Vitis.

See the papers by Childers ao for a more exhaustive list.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Childers, Rodrigues & Welbourn (2003a), Hatzinikolis (1986a), Raissi Ardali, Hadizadeh, Mohammadi Sharif & Khanjani (2014a), dos Santos Alves, Ferragut, Santos Mendonça Tassi & Navia (2019a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a).

Last modified 14.iii.2022