Photo 3. Deformed leaves with mosaic (light and dark green), virus-like, symptoms on capsicum caused by the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus.
Photo 4. Early symptoms on capsicum, showing stunted, strap-like deformed leaves, caused by the mite, polyphagotarsonemus latus.
Capsicum broad mite
Polyphagotarsonemus latus. Previously known as Hemitarsonemus latus.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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