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The tetranychoid mites of Africa

Authors

Edward W. Baker
A. Earl Pritchard

Authors Affiliations

Edward W. Baker was Acarologist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Entomology Research Division, Washington, D.C; A. Earl Pritchard was Associate Professor of Entomology, University of California, and Associate Entomologist in the Experiment Station, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(11):455-574. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v29n11p455. January 1960.

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Abstract

Seventy-one species of plant-feeding mites of the superfamily Tetranychoidea are known to occur in Africa and Mauritius. Keys are provided for their identification, and records of their occurrence in this part of the world are presented.

The following new species are described.

Tetranychidae:

Petrobia moutiai, Eutetranychus cratis, E. bredini, E. clastus, E. enodes, E. apheles, Eotetranychus cactorum, E. ancora, E. cernuus, E. cyphus, E. cyphus, Schizotetranychus reticulatus, S. spiculus, S. sacrales, S. gausus, S. rhodanus, Oligonychus licinus, O. calcls, O. simus, O. tylus, O. saccharinus, O. grypus, O. plegas, Tetranychus tumidosus, T. andrei, T. macfarlanei, T. evansi, T. sayedi, T. browningi, T. lombardinii.

Tenuipalpidae:

Tenuipalpus attiahi, T. lawrencei.

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Baker E, Pritchard A. 1960. The tetranychoid mites of Africa. Hilgardia 29(11):455-574. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v29n11p455
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