Girish Mahajan

Polyphagotarsonemus latus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Polyphagotarsonemus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Subclass  Acari
Family  Tarsonemidae
Scientific name  Polyphagotarsonemus latus
Higher classification  Polyphagotarsonemus
Order  Trombidiformes
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Similar  Tarsonemidae, Tetranychus, Amblyseius, Brevipalpus, Cyclamen mite

The broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Acari: Tarsonemidae), is a microscopic species of mite found on many species of plants, including important agricultural species such as grapes, apples, and other fruits. Broad mites are also currently affecting cannabis plants, as the industry matures with legalization. The mites are found in many areas throughout the world and are major pests in greenhouses.

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A P. latus infestation can cause stunting and twisting of the leaves and flowers, and blackening and death of new growth. The damage resembles that caused by herbicides. The mites prefer areas of high humidity and low temperature, and can be controlled by removing and destroying infested plants, and spraying with an acaricide.

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Polyphagotarsonemus latus broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks
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Polyphagotarsonemus latus Mites in citrus Department of Agriculture and Food

References

Polyphagotarsonemus latus Wikipedia


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