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; Aphelandra squarrosa; Begonia radicans; Campsis grandiflora; Citrus limon, paradisi, reticulata, sinensis; Eriobotrya japonica; Ficus carica; Fontanesia fortunei; Justicia adhatoda; Morus alba; Parthenocissus; Prunus avium, cerasus, persica; Punica granatum; Rosmarinus officinalis; Salix alba; Syringa vulgaris; Vitis vinifera.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Hatzinikolis (1986a), Raissi Ardali, Hadizadeh, Mohammadi Sharif & Khanjani (2014a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a), Ueckermann & Ripka (2015a).

Last modified 24.x.2021