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Taro bulb mite (391) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Taro bulb mite

Scientific Name

Rhizoglyphus minutus

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Zhang Z-Q et al. (2004) Current status of research on Rhizoglyphus mites associated with taro. SPC Third Taro Symposium: 21-23 May 2003: Nadi, Fiji Islands; and Biosecurity Australia (2011) Review of import conditions for fresh taro corms. Biosecurity Australia, Canberra; Diaz A et al. (2000) Biology, ecology, and management of the bulb mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae). Experimental and Applied Acarology 24: 85–113; and Bulbmites. University of Florida/IFAS Pest Control Guides. (; and from Zhang Z (2004) Of mites and quarantine: a story of two crops. Te Taiao 3: 12–13. ( Photo 1&2 MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Bulb Mite (Rhizoglyphus minutus). Updated 2014. PaDIL -

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