Phytonemus pallidus (Banks, 1899)

on polyphagous

gall

the florets form a compact rosette of small green leaves. In other plants the leaves are thickened, discoloured, and pleated.

hostplants

polyphagous; including:

Symphyotrichum (= Aster) dumosum, novi-belgii; Fragaria; Rhododendron (“Azalea”).

synonyms

Steneotarsonemus, Tarsonemus, pallidus; Tarsonemus fragariae Zimmermann, 1905.

notes

the “cyclamen mite” is a general pest in greenhouses and in situations with a high air humidity.

references

Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Denmark (2014a), Labanowski & Soika (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Weidner (1954a).

mod 27.vi.2018