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; Campsis grandiflora; Citrus; Erythrina crista-galli; Glebionis coronaria; Prunus cerasus; Pyrus communis; Rubus persicus; Smilax excelsa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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

Last modified 12.x.2019