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Bean Spider Mite

Scientific Name
Tetranychus ludeni
Scientific Author
Zacher, 1913
Taxonomy
(Acari: Prostigmata: Tetranychidae: Tetranychinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Aedeagus
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NZA051. Magnification: 100×.
Source
Qing Hai Fan MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Carmine in colour. Hysterosomal striae forming a diamond-shaped figure between e1 and f1. Dorsal lobes triangular, sharply pointed and mostly taller than broad. Ventral lobes broad, rounded and low, becoming broader and lower anteriorly. Palpal tarsal spinneret about one and a half as long as wide. Proximal pair of duplex setae of tarsus I in line with four tactile setae. Empodial claw minute or absent.

Male

Aedeagal shaft bends upwards at about a right angle and ends distally in a small knob. Aedeagal knob scarcely large than stem and posterior projection absent. Empodium I bearing a mediodorsal spur, about 1/3 as long as proximo-ventral hairs.

References

- Baker, E.W. & Tuttle, D.M. (1994). A guide to the spider mites (Tetranychidae) of the United States. Indira Publishing House, West Bloomfield, Michigan. 347 pp.

- Meyer, M.K.P. (Smith) (1974). A revision of the Tetranychidae of Africa (Acari) with a key to the genera of the world. Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Entomology Memoir, 36, 291 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
15/04/2011 01:40 AEST
Last Updated
05/05/2014 03:41 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Bean Spider Mite (Tetranychus ludeni) Updated on 5/5/2014 3:41:40 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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