Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brevipalpus phoenicis

Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939)



The mites are vagrants on all above-ground pat of the plant; the leaves may turn brown and drop, the fruits may remain small and have scabby spots.

host plants

Begonia; Camellia; Cinnamomum camphora; Citrus limon, reticulata, sinensis; Coffea; Cydonia; Ficus; Gardenia jasminoides; Gossypium; Ipomoea batatas; Jasminum sambac; Juglans; Morus; Olea; Passiflora edulis; Phoenix canariensis, roebelenii; Prunus; Pyrus; Vitis vinifera; Washingtonia filifera, robusta.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Tenuipalpus phoenicis; Brevipalpus yothersi (Baker, 1949).


The study by Beard ao has shown that “B. phoenicis” consists of a species complex.


Beard, Ochoa, Braswell & Bauchan (2015a), Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Childers, Rodrigues & Welbourn (2003a), Geijskes (1939a), Hatzinikolis (1986a), Sağlam & Çobanoğlu (2010a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a), Zhovnerchuk, Bondareva & Chumak (2021a).

Last modified 29.v.2023