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; Prunus; Pyrus; Vitis vinifera.

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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Brevipalpus yothersi (Baker, 1949).


The study by Beard ao has shown that “B. phoenicis” consists of a species complex. Only the species that above are marked with an asterisk definitely are hosts of B. phoenicis sensu stricto.


Beard, Ochoa, Braswell & Bauchan (2015a), Childers, French & Rodrigues (2003a), Childers, Rodrigues & Welbourn (2003a), Hatzinikolis (1986a), Ueckermann, Palevsky, Gerson ao (2018a).

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