Photo 1. Citrus rust mite, Phyllocoptruta oleivora, on limes, clearly showing the constrast between the damaged and health parts of the fruit.
Citrus rust mite
Phyllocoptrata oleivora; previously known as Eriophyes oleivorus.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson and Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2017) Phyllocoptrata oleivora (citrus rust mite) Crop Protection Compendium. (www.cabi.org/cpc); and Mite pests of citrus (1983) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. (http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/138705/mite-pests-citrus.pdf); and Using petroleum-based spray oils in citrus (2005) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. (https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/137646/petroleum-sprays-citrus.pdf); and from Citrus rust mite (silver mite) UC/IPM University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources. (http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/138705/mite-pests-citrus.pdf). Photo 1 Don Ferrin, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Bugwood.org. Photo 2 Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org.
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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