Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brevipalpus lewisi

Brevipalpus lewisi (McGregor, 1949)


Brevipalpus lewisi

mite, dorsal view (from Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao)


Body (“idiosoma”) laterally ochraceous, centrally orange red and brown. Mites mainly at the underside of the leaves and on the fruits, where they cause silvering and scab-like scars.

host plants

Actinidia deliciosa; Alnus subcordata; Campsis grandiflora; Citrus limon, paradisi, reticulata, sinensis; Fontanesia fortunei; Punica granatum; Rosmarinus officinalis; Salix alba; Vitis vinifera.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Raissi Ardali, Hadizadeh, Mohammadi Sharif & Khanjani (2014a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a), Ueckermann & Ripka (2015a).

Last modified 12.x.2019