Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brevipalpus obovatus

Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu, 1875

polyphagous, mainly on Citrus

Brevipalpus obovatus

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


The mites are vagrants at the undersides of the leaves, without causing apparent damage.

host plants

Alnus subcordata; Borago officinalis; Camellia japonica; Campsis grandiflora; Citrus limon, sinensis; Erigeron bonariensis; Erythrina crista-galli;Euphorbia pulcherrima; Glebionis coronaria; Gossypium; Hedera helix; Helichrysum stoechas; Lycopersicon esculentum; Pelargonium; Phytolacca; Primula; Prunus cerasus; Punica granatum; Pyrus communis; Rubus persicus; Smilax excelsa; Tilia; Vitis vinifera.

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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Tenuipalpus obovatus; T. pereger Donnadieu, 1875.


Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Childers, Rodrigues & Welbourn (2003a), Geijskes (1939a), Hatzinikolis (1986a), Kontschán, Kiss & Ripka (2018a), Kontschán & Ripka (2017a), Raissi Ardali, Hadizadeh, Mohammadi Sharif & Khanjani (2014a), dos Santos Alves, Ferragut, Santos Mendonça Tassi & Navia (2019a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a), Zhovnerchuk, Bondareva & Chumak (2021a).

Last modified 20.xii.2023