Aceria

Rust mite Aceria anthocoptes, coloured SEM from the Agricultural Research Service.


Belongs within: Eriophyoidea.

Aceria is a large genus of over 800 species of eriophyid mite, some of which are serious pests of commercial crops. Many species case the development of galls or erinea (open papillar masses) on their host plants. The citrus bud mite Aceria sheldoni feeds in buds and developing fruit, causing distortion of flowers, fruits and leaves. Aceria guerreronis is one of the most significant pests attacking coconuts, causing damage to floral bracts and premature dropping of fruit (Walter et al. 2009). Conversely, the russet mite A. anthocoptes has been suggested as a biological control agent for the Canada thistle Cirsium arvense.

<==Aceria Keifer 1944 H98
    |--A. acacifloris Meyer 1990 H98
    |--A. acnisti F96
    |--A. acroptiloni WL09
    |--A. annonae OA96
    |--A. anthocoptes BC01
    |--A. artemisiae BC01
    |--A. bicornis BC01
    |--A. burnleya Keifer 1965 H98
    |--A. cajani WL09
    |--A. caulobius L91
    |--A. centaureae WL09
    |--A. chondrillae (Canestrini 1891) [=Phytoptus chondrillae, Eriophyes chondrillae] H98
    |--A. cynodoniensis Sayed 1946 [incl. A. neocynodonis Keifer 1960] H98
    |--A. dalbergiae G91
    |--A. diospyri Keifer 1944 [=Eriophyes diospyri] H98
    |--A. doctersi H07
    |--A. drabae WL09
    |--A. erinea (Nalepa 1891) [=Phytoptus tristriatus var. erineus, Eriophyes erineus] H98
    |--A. eriobotrya H07
    |--A. falciformis Keifer 1969 H98
    |--A. ficus (Cotte 1920) [=Eriophyes ficus; incl. E. fici Essig 1926] H98
    |--A. galioba BC01
    |--A. genistae BC01
    |--A. ghanii CK01
    |--A. granati WL09
    |--A. guerreronis WL09
    |--A. jasmini G91
    |--A. jovanivici BC01
    |--A. lantanae BC01
    |--A. litchii (Keifer 1943) [=Eriophyes litchii] H98
    |--A. lycopersici (Wolffenstein 1879) [=Phytoptus lycopersici, Aceria lycopersici] H98
    |--A. malherbae WL09
    |--A. mangiferae Sayed 1946 [=Eriophyes mangiferae] H98
    |--A. medicaginis (Keifer 1941) [=Eriophyes medicaginis] H98
    |--A. meliae BC01
    |--A. mori G91
    |--A. neseri BC01
    |--A. odorata Conroy 1958 S69
    |--A. oleae WL09
    |--A. prostantherae Keifer 1959 [=Eriophyes prostantherae] H98
    |--A. purpurascencis Conroy 1958 S69
    |--A. puttarudriahi G91
    |--A. sacchari H07
    |--A. salviae BC01
    |--A. sheldoni (Ewing 1937) [=Eriophyes sheldoni] H98
    |--A. spartii BC01
    |--A. stefanii L91
    |--A. tenuis (Nalepa 1891) [=Phytoptus tenuis, Eriophyes tenuis] H98
    |--A. thessalonicae WL09
    |--A. tosichella Keifer 1969 [incl. A. tritici Shevtchenko et al. 1970] H98
    |--A. tristriatus (Nalepa 1891) [=Phytoptus tristriatus, Eriophyes tristriatus] H98
    |--A. tulipae (Keifer 1938) [=Eriophyes tulipae] H98
    `--A. vitalbae BC01

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BC01] Briese, D. T., & J. M. Cullen. 2001. The use and usefulness of mites in biological control of weeds. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 453–463. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[CK01] Charanasri, V., & M. Kongchuensin. 2001. Species and population densities of mites on jujube. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 419–422. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[F96] Flechtmann, C. H. W. 1996. Effect of feeding by Aculops lycopersici (Massee) (Eriophyidae) on the mineral content of tomato plants of two varieties. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 211–212. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[G91] Gupta, S. K. 1991. The mites of agricultural importance in India with remarks on their economic status. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 509–522. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[H07] Ho, C.-C. 2007. Crop mite pests of southeast Asia and tropical far east. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 259–266. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[L91] Lillo, E. de. 1991. Preliminary observations of ovoviviparity in the gall-forming mite, Aceria caulobius (Nal.) (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae). In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 223–229. Chapman & Hall: London.

[OA96] Ochoa, R., H. Aguilar, G. Evans & C. Vargas. 1996. Knowledge of phytophagous mites (Prostigmata) of Central America. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 181–184. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[S69] Steyskal, G. C. 1969. The mistreatment of the Latin genitive case in forming names of parasites. Systematic Zoology 18 (3): 339–342.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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