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Citrus rust mite (344) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Citrus rust mite

Scientific Name

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. (; and Mite pests of citrus (1983) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. (; and Using petroleum-based spray oils in citrus (2005) Agfacts NSW Agriculture. (; and from Citrus rust mite (silver mite) UC/IPM University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources. ( Photo 1 Don Ferrin, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Photo 2 Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

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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