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Fig Mite

Scientific Name
Aceria ficus
Scientific Author
(Cotte, 1920)
Taxonomy
(Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae: Eriophyinae: Aceriini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Female

Yellowish in life. Gnathosoma moderate size, curved down. Prodorsal shield incurved anteriorly, with incomplete median line, dart-shaped posteriorly; admedian lines subparallel; submedian lines irregular posteriorly; laterally granulate; dorsal tubercles on rear margin; setae 25, diverging posteriorly. Dorsal and ventral annuli 57-62; microtubercles rounded, faint, touching rear annular margins. Accessory setae present. Genital coverflap with 8 longitudinal ridges; setae 7. coxae with scattered granules; sternal line short, simple. Empodia 5-rayed; taral solendia slightly knobbed.

References

- Baker, E.W., Kono, T., Amrine, J.W. Jr., Delfinado-Baker, M. & Stasny, T.A. (1996). Eriophyoid Mites of the United States. Indira Publishing House, West Bloomfield, USA, 394 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/04/2011 01:59 AEST
Last Updated
18/03/2014 23:46 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Fig Mite (Aceria ficus) Updated on 3/18/2014 11:46:45 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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