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Citrus bud mite (393) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Citrus bud mite

Scientific Name

Aceria sheldoni. Previously, the mite was known as Eriophyes sheldoni.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and Mite pests of citrus (2003) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. Mite pests of citrus. (; and Using petroleum-based spray oils in citrus (2005) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. (; and Aceria sheldoni. Wikipedia. (; and from EPPO Standards (PP2/27(1) (2004) Bulletin 34, 43-56. ( Photo 1 Giancarlo Dessi (2007) Damage of Aceria sheldoni (Acari: Eriophyidae) on lemon. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/18: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Pacific Community.

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