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  1. Diagrammatic scale of Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) damage in coconut

    Aceria guerreronis Keifer is an important pest of coconut worldwide. Due to the lack of standardized methods to quantify damage of this eryophyid, a diagrammatic scale with indices of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48 and 70% of damage caused by A. guerreronis was elaborated and tested to accuracy, precision and reproduction of the estimations. To validate the scale, fruits with different levels of damage were previously measured with the program AssessR and submitted to 10 inexperienced evaluators with or without the scale (first evaluation) and seven days after (second evaluation) with the same evaluators, using digitized pictures of the same fruits in a different sequence. The accuracy and precision of each evaluator was determined through linear regression between observed and estimated damage. Without using the scale, evaluators were less precise as seven out of 10 overestimated the damage, while evaluators provided with the scale were much more accurate. Also, evaluations with the aid of the scale were much more reproducible than without the scale. The scale was used to determine the relationship between infestation and damage levels caused by A. guerrerronis. The relationship between infestation and damage fitted by the equation 1ny = 4.948 - 0.121x + 1.789 1nx (R2 = 99.87%, P < 0.0001). Therefore, these findings show that it is possible to estimate A. guerreronis population density on infested coconut fruits by using the diagrammatic scale. (author)

  2. Can Euseius alatus DeLeon (Acari: Phytoseiidae) prey on Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) in coconut palm?; Pode Euseius alatus DeLeon (Acari: Phytoseiidae) predar Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) em coqueiro?

    Melo, Jose W. da S.; Domingos, Cleiton A.; Gondim Junior, Manoel G.C. [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Agronomia. Area de Fitossanidade]. E-mail: mguedes@depa.ufrpe.br; Moraes, Gilberto J. de [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Dept. de Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola]. E-mail: gjmoraes@carpa.ciagri.usp.br

    2009-01-15

    Mites of the genus Euseius are generally considered specialist as pollen feeders. Euseius alatus DeLeon is one of the six species of phytoseiid mites most commonly found on coconut plants in northeast Brazil associated with Aceria guerreronis Keifer. Although the morphology of E. alatus does not favor the exploitation of the meristematic area of the fruit inhabited by A. guerreronis, the predator may have some role in the control of this eriophyid during the dispersion process. The objective of this work was to evaluate the development and reproduction of E. alatus on the following diets: A. guerreronis, Ricinus communis pollen (Euphorbiaceae), and Tetranychus urticae Koch (Tetranychidae) + R. communis pollen + honey solution 10%. Euseius alatus developed slightly faster and had slightly higher oviposition rate when feeding on the diet composed of T. urticae + pollen + honey. However, life table parameters were very similar on all diets, suggesting that E. alatus may contribute in reducing the population of A. guerreronis in the field. (author)

  3. Can Euseius alatus DeLeon (Acari: Phytoseiidae) prey on Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) in coconut palm?

    Mites of the genus Euseius are generally considered specialist as pollen feeders. Euseius alatus DeLeon is one of the six species of phytoseiid mites most commonly found on coconut plants in northeast Brazil associated with Aceria guerreronis Keifer. Although the morphology of E. alatus does not favor the exploitation of the meristematic area of the fruit inhabited by A. guerreronis, the predator may have some role in the control of this eriophyid during the dispersion process. The objective of this work was to evaluate the development and reproduction of E. alatus on the following diets: A. guerreronis, Ricinus communis pollen (Euphorbiaceae), and Tetranychus urticae Koch (Tetranychidae) + R. communis pollen + honey solution 10%. Euseius alatus developed slightly faster and had slightly higher oviposition rate when feeding on the diet composed of T. urticae + pollen + honey. However, life table parameters were very similar on all diets, suggesting that E. alatus may contribute in reducing the population of A. guerreronis in the field. (author)

  4. Host Finding Behaviour of the Coconut Mite Aceria Guerreronis

    J.W.S. Melo; D.B. Lima; M.W. Sabelis; A. Pallini; M.G.C. Gondim Jr.

    2014-01-01

    For the coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer, its host plant, the coconut palm, is not merely a source of food, but more generally a habitat to live in for several generations. For these minute organisms, finding a new plant is difficult and risky, especially because their main mode of dispersal

  5. Geographic pattern of morphological variation of the coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae, using multivariate morphometry Padrão geográfico de variação morfológica do ácaro do coqueiro, Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae, utilizando morfometria multivariada

    D. Navia

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer, has become one of the most important pests of coconut in the Americas and Africa and recently in Southeast Asia. Despite the great economic importance of this mite, there is a lack of information on its origin and invasion history that are important to guide the search of biological control agents as well as the adoption of quarantine procedures. This study evaluates morphometric variation among A. guerreronis populations throughout its occurrence area, relates this variation with historical sequence of records, looking for information on its biogeography. Samples of 27 populations from the Americas, Africa and Asia were analysed using Principal Component Analysis and Canonical Discriminant Analysis. Results showed significant morphometric variability of A. uerreronis throughout its distribution area, with a high variability among American populations and otherwise a high similarity among African and Asian populations. The geographic pattern of variation of mite populations observed supports the hypothesis that A. guerreronis originated in the Americas and was introduced into Africa and Asia. Some inferences related to taxonomy of Eriophyoidea mites were included.O ácaro do coqueiro, Aceria guerreronis Keifer, se tornou uma das pragas mais importantes do coqueiro nas Américas e África e, recentemente, no sudeste da Ásia. Apesar da importância econômica deste ácaro, faltam informações sobre sua origem e seu histórico de invasão, o que é importante para orientar a busca de agentes de controle biológico assim como a adoção de medidas quarentenárias. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a variação morfométrica entre populações de A. guerreronis ao longo de sua área de ocorrência, relacionar esta variação com a sequência histórica de registros, buscando informações sobre sua biogeografia. Amostras de 27 populações das Américas, África e Ásia foram analisadas utilizando

  6. Evidence of Amblyseius largoensis and Euseius alatus as biological control agent of Aceria guerreronis.

    Melo, J W S; Lima, D B; Staudacher, H; Silva, F R; Gondim, M G C; Sabelis, M W

    2015-11-01

    Amblyseius largoensis (Muma) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and Euseius alatus De Leon (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are predatory mites that are mostly found on leaves and on the exposed fruit surface of coconut plants. Their morphology hampers the access to the microhabitat occupied by Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae), the most important pest of coconut fruits throughout the world. However, it was suggested that they can prey on A. guerreronis under natural conditions when this pest leaves its refuge to disperse. Since the trophic interactions between A. largoensis or E. alatus and A. guerreronis are unknown, we compare the frequencies of occurrence of A. largoensis and E. alatus under the bracts of coconut fruits and on coconut leaflets. In addition, because phytoseiids feed by liquid ingestion, we used molecular analysis to confirm the potential role of A. largoensis or E. alatus as predators of A. guerreronis and to assess how fast the A. guerreronis DNA fragment is degradated in the A. largoensis digestive tract. Our study demonstrated that E. alatus was only present on coconut leaflets whereas A. largoensis was found mostly on leaflets and, to a much lesser extent, under the bracts of coconuts. Species-specific ITS primers designed for A. guerreronis were shown to have a high degree of specificity for A. guerreronis DNA and did not produce any PCR product from DNA templates of the other insects and mites associated with the coconut agroecosystem. Based on molecular analysis, we confirmed that the predatory mites, A. largoensis and E. alatus, had preyed on the coconut mite in the field. Overall the predatory mites collected in the field exhibited low levels of predation (26.7% of A. largoensis and 8.9% of E. alatus tested positive for A. guerreronis DNA). The fragment of A. guerreronis DNA remained intact for a very short time (no more than 6 h after feeding) in the digestive tract of A. largoensis. PMID:26255279

  7. Adubação química, ataque do ácaro Aceria guerreronis e produtividade do coqueiro 'Anão-Verde' Chemical fertilization, attack by Aceria guerreronis and productivity of green dwarf coconut

    Miguel Michereff Filho

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a influência de níveis de nitrogênio e de potássio aplicados em combinação, via fertirrigação, sobre a produtividade do coqueiro 'Anão-Verde', e a intensidade de ataque do ácaro Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae. O estudo foi conduzido de fevereiro de 2003 a março de 2004, no Município de Neópolis, SE, em um plantio comercial de coqueiro 'Anão-Verde', com oito anos de idade, que desde o ano 2000 vinha recebendo, via microaspersão, os seguintes tratamentos (gramas de N e K por planta por ano: 135 e 135; 1.890 e 1.890; 810 e 135; 135 e 810; 1.890 e 810; e 810 e 1.890. Foram realizadas quatro avaliações trimestrais, entre abril de 2003 e março de 2004, nos cachos de frutos associados às folhas 14 e 18. A produção de frutos foi influenciada pelos níveis de N e K aplicados ao coqueiral, porém a infestação (8 a 80% de frutos atacados e a severidade dos danos do ácaro-praga (3 a 47% não foram afetadas pela adubação química.The objective of this work was to determine the influence of nitrogen and potassium applied through fertigation, on green dwarf coconut productivity, and the intensity of Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae attack. The study was carried out in a commercial orchard of eight-year old green dwarf coconut, in the Neópolis County, Sergipe State, Brazil. The orchard received through microsprinkling (fertigation, since 2000, the following treatments (grams per plant per year of N and K: 135 and 135; 1,890 and 1,890; 810 and 135; 135 and 810; 1,890 and 810; and 810 and 1,890. Four evaluations were done every three months between April, 2003 and March, 2004, on fruit bunches associated with the leaves 14 and 18. Fruit production was influenced by N and K level applied on the coconut orchard, but mite infestation (from 8 to 80% of fruits and the damage severity on fruits (from 3 to 47% were not significantly affected by the chemical fertilization.

  8. Socioeconomic and livelihood impact of invasive species on marginal homesteads: the case of aceria guerreronis on coconut palms in India

    Aravindakshan, Sreejith

    2011-01-01

    Alien invasive species are non-native organisms that occur outside their natural adapted habitat and dispersal potential. They are seen as a threat not only to biodiversity and ecosystems, but also to socioeconomic development, livelihood and human well-being. In India, the bioinvasion of coconut palms by an alien invasive mite species Aceria guerreronis, popularly known as ‘Coconut mite’ accounting for enormous economic loss was first noticed just before the start of the new millennium. Amon...

  9. Plant structural changes due to herbivory: Do changes in Aceria-infested coconut fruits allow predatory mites to move under the perianth?

    N.S. Aratchige; M.W. Sabelis; I.K.A. Lesna

    2007-01-01

    Being minute in size, eriophyoid mites can reach places that are small enough to be inaccessible to their predators. The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis, is a typical example; it finds partial refuge under the perianth of the coconut fruit. However, some predators can move under the perianth of the

  10. Plant structural changes due to herbivory: Do changes in Aceria-infested coconut fruits allow predatory mites to move under the perianth?

    Aratchige, N.S.; Sabelis, M.W.; Lesna, I.K.A.

    2007-01-01

    Being minute in size, eriophyoid mites can reach places that are small enough to be inaccessible to their predators. The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis, is a typical example; it finds partial refuge under the perianth of the coconut fruit. However, some predators can move under the perianth of the coconut fruits and attack the coconut mite. In Sri Lanka, the phytoseiid mite Neoseiulus baraki, is the most common predatory mite found in association with the coconut mite. The cross-diameter of...

  11. Ex-ante analysis of economic returns from biological control of coconut mite in Tanzania

    J.M. Oleke; V. Manyong; D. Mignouna; A. Isinika; K. Mutabazi; R. Hanna; M. Sabelis

    2013-01-01

    The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer, has been identified as one of the pests that pose a threat to the coconut industry in Benin. The study presents the simulation results of the economic benefits of the biological control of coconut mites in Benin using a standard economic surplus model. In

  12. Behaviour of Coconut Mites Preceding Take-off to Passive Aerial Dispersal

    J.W.S. Melo; D.B. Lima; M.W. Sabelis; A. Pallini; M.G.C. Gondim Jr.

    2014-01-01

    For more than three decades the coconut mite Aceria guerreronis Keifer is one of the most important pests of coconut palms and has recently spread to many coconut production areas worldwide. Colonization of coconut palms is thought to arise from mites dispersing aerially after take-off from other pl

  13. Infestation Patterns of the Coconut Mite, Eriophyes guerreronis (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae), on Coconuts and Resulting Yield Loss in Eastern Jamaica

    McDonald, Sharon Angella

    1997-01-01

    Coconut mite populations and levels of damage to 2-, 4- and 10-month old Maypan and Red Malayan Dwarf nuts in Low and High Rainfall Zones of eastern Jamaica were evaluated. Damage due to the coconut mite was assessed by quantifying scarring of the nut surface, size reduction and copra yield. It was found that coconut mite populations were the same in the two rainfall zones but differed between Maypan and Red Malayan Dwarf varieties. More Maypan nuts were infested with coconut mites than Re...

  14. Thermal Niches of Two Invasive Genotypes of the Wheat Curl Mite Aceria tosichella: Congruence between Physiological and Geographical Distribution Data

    2016-01-01

    The wheat curl mite (WCM), Aceria tosichella Keifer, is a major pest of cereals worldwide. It is also a complex of well-defined genetic lineages with divergent physiological traits, which has not been accounted for in applied contexts. The aims of the study were to model the thermal niches of the two most pestiferous WCM lineages, designated MT-1 and MT-8, and to assess the extent to which temperature determines the distribution of these lineages. WCM population dynamics were modeled based on thermal niche data from March to November on the area of Poland (>311,000 km2). The most suitable regions for population development were predicted and compared to empirical field abundance data. Congruence between modeled parameters and field data for mite presence were observed for both WCM lineages although congruence between modeled thermal suitability and mite field abundance was observed only for MT-8. Thermal niche data for MT-1 and MT-8 provide biological insights and aid monitoring and management of WCM and the plant viruses it vectors. The presented models accurately estimate distributions of WCM and can be incorporated into management strategies for both current and predicted climate scenarios. PMID:27123590

  15. Estimated crop loss due to coconut mite and financial analysis of controlling the pest using the acaricide abamectin.

    Rezende, Daniela; Melo, José W S; Oliveira, José E M; Gondim, Manoel G C

    2016-07-01

    Reducing the losses caused by Aceria guerreronis Keifer has been an arduous task for farmers. However, there are no detailed studies on losses that simultaneously analyse correlated parameters, and very few studies that address the economic viability of chemical control, the main strategy for managing this pest. In this study the objectives were (1) to estimate the crop loss due to coconut mite and (2) to perform a financial analysis of acaricide application to control the pest. For this, the following parameters were evaluated: number and weight of fruits, liquid albumen volume, and market destination of plants with and without monthly abamectin spraying (three harvests). The costs involved in the chemical control of A. guerreronis were also quantified. Higher A. guerreronis incidence on plants resulted in a 60 % decrease in the mean number of fruits harvested per bunch and a 28 % decrease in liquid albumen volume. Mean fruit weight remained unaffected. The market destination of the harvested fruit was also affected by higher A. guerreronis incidence. Untreated plants, with higher A. guerreronis infestation intensity, produced a lower proportion of fruit intended for fresh market and higher proportions of non-marketable fruit and fruit intended for industrial processing. Despite the costs involved in controlling A. guerreronis, the difference between the profit from the treated site and the untreated site was 18,123.50 Brazilian Real; this value represents 69.1 % higher profit at the treated site. PMID:27059867

  16. Aceria oleae (Nalepa, 1900) pest in the olive orchards of Eastern Mediterranean Region and a new record for Turkey: Tegolophus hassani (Keifer, 1959) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoideae)

    KAÇAR, Gülay; DENİZHAN, Evsel; ULUSOY, M. Rifat

    2010-01-01

    This study was conducted in the olive orchards of Adana, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Mersin, and Osmaniye provinces between 2008 and 2010. Branch, leaf, flower buds and fruits samples were collected from various levels and sides of olive trees in different periods. The eriophyid mites, obtained from these samples were brought to the laboratory, and then were cleared to mounted for identification in the laboratory. All mites samples except one taken from these provinces wer...

  17. Ex-ante analysis of economic returns from biological control of coconut mite in Tanzania

    Oleke, J.M.; Manyong, V.; Mignouna, D.; Isinika, A.; Mutabazi, K.; Hanna, R.(DSM/IRFU (Institut de Recherches sur les Lois Fondamentales de l’Univers), CEA Saclay (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives), Gif-sur-Yvette, France); Sabelis, M.

    2013-01-01

    The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer, has been identified as one of the pests that pose a threat to the coconut industry in Benin. The study presents the simulation results of the economic benefits of the biological control of coconut mites in Benin using a standard economic surplus model. In the least optimistic scenario, the economy would derive an overall net gain of US$155,213.40. Considered at a discount rate of 12% for the period 2008-2027, net present value was about $207,721, w...

  18. Distribution of Aceria carvi Nal. in Caraway (Carum carvi L.) growing areas of Bohemia

    Reindl, František; Kameníková, L.; Kurowská, M.; Zemková-Rovenská, Gabriela; Zemek, Rostislav

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 7, - (2004), s. 255-256. ISSN 1335-258X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA522/02/1490 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5007907 Keywords : Aceria carvi * caraway * Eriophyoid mites Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  19. Seasonal abundance of Aceria carvi (Acari: Eriophyidae) investing commercial caraway fields in the Czech Republic

    Zemek, Rostislav; Kameníková, L.; Zemková-Rovenská, Gabriela; Samek, T.

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 14, - (2004), s. 593-598. ISSN 0393-8131 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA522/02/1490 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5007907 Keywords : Aceria carvi * eriophyoid mite * caraway Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  20. Oxicenus maxwelli (Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae danificando a cultura da oliveira, Olea europaea L., no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul Oxicenus maxwelli (Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae damaging olive tree, Olea europaea L., in Rio Grande do Sul State

    Marcelo Perrone Ricalde

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O micro ácaro da oliveira Oxicenus maxwelli (Keifer, 1939 foi identificado em pomares de oliveira nos municípios de Santana do Livramento, Bagé, Candiota, Pelotas e Rio Grande, RS, nos meses de novembro de 2010 a fevereiro de 2011. A espécie foi encontrada nas faces superior e inferior de folhas jovens, em flores e brotos, onde causa deformações, queda de folhas e flores, diminuição da fotossíntese e superbrotação, prejudicando a produção da planta e a comercialização dos frutos deformados. Este é o primeiro registro da espécie atacando a oliveira no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.The olive bud mite Oxicenus maxwelli (Keifer, 1939 was identified in olive groves in the municipalities of Santana do Livramento, Bagé, Candiota, Pelotas and Rio Grande, RS in November 2010 to February 2011. The specie was found on the upper surface and under surface of young leaves, flowers and buds where it causes deformities, loss of leaves and flowers, decreased photosynthesis and budding, damaging the plant's production and marketing of deformed fruits. This is the first record of the species attacking the olive tree in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

  1. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore

    Aceria paederiae (Nalepa) infesting leaves of Paederia foetida L. (Family Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore is reported for the first time. The mite induces small, round galls on both leaf surfaces. The complete descriptions of both males and females, including line drawings and SEM ...

  2. Ocorrência do ácaro fitófago Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae em cultivares de milho Bt Occurrence of the phytophagous mite Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae on Bt corn cultivars

    Marcos Antônio Matiello Fadini

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a ocorrência do microácaro-da-face-inferior-das-folhas-de-milho Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae em cultivares transgênicas de milho, contendo as proteínas Cry1F e Cry 1 A(b e milho não Bt. Durante o período de junho de 2010 a janeiro de 2011, foram coletadas, quinzenalmente, cinco amostras aleatórias de quatro folhas em talhões de milho Bt, contendo a proteína Cry 1F e Cry 1 A(b, e de milho não Bt em áreas experimentais da Embrapa Milho e Sorgo, em Sete Lagoas, MG. As amostras de folhas foram vistoriadas por 15 minutos na região da nervura central, em busca de adultos de C. tricholaenae. Foram registrados 2.930 indivíduos de C. tricholaenae, sendo que 1.114 no milho Bt Cry 1F, 753 em Cry 1 A(b e 1063 indivíduos em folhas das cultivares não Bt. As maiores abundâncias populacionais médias ocorreram nos meses de novembro e dezembro. Os fatores estágio fenológico das plantas e precipitação afetaram positivamente a abundância de C. tricholaenae. A abundância média do período de coleta de C. tricholaenae foi reduzida pela cultivar de milho contendo a proteína Cry 1 A(b. Esse é o primeiro registro de ácaros sobre cultivares de milho transgênico no Brasil.The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of "microácaro-da-face-inferior-das-folhas-de-milho" Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae on transgenic cultivars of corn containing proteins Cry1F and Cry 1 A (b and non-Bt corn. During the period from June 2010 to January 2011 were collected, every two weeks, five random samples of four leaves in plots of Bt corn containing the protein Cry 1F and Cry 1 A (b and non-Bt corn in the experimental area of Embrapa Corn and Sorghum, Sete Lagoas, MG. The leaf samples were examined for 15 minutes in the central region of leaf in search of adult C. tricholaenae. We recorded 2930 individuals of C. tricholaenae, 1114 on Bt Cry 1F, 752 on Cry 1 A

  3. Development of Iphiseiodes quadripilis (Banks) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on pollen or mite diets and predation on Aculops pelekassi (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae) in the laboratory.

    Villanueva, Raul T; Childers, Carl C

    2007-02-01

    Development and reproduction of Iphiseiodes quadripilis (Banks) were evaluated on single food diets of pollen (Malephora crocea Jacquin [ice plant] or Quercus sp. [oak]), spider mites, [Eutetranychus banksi (McGregor) or Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae)], or the citrus rust mite Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) (Acari: Eriophyidae). Experiments were conducted in an environmental chamber at 28 degrees +/- 1 degrees C, 14:10 (L:D) daylength, and 45% RH. I. quadripilis completed development and laid viable eggs that subsequently hatched on diets of either ice plant or oak pollen or eggs and motile stages of E. banksi. P. citri was acceptable as prey, but survival of larvae to adults was only 36%, whereas survival on E. banksi, ice plant pollen, and oak pollen was 48, 60, and 68%, respectively. The webbing produced by P. citri seemed to inhibit foraging behavior of I. quadripilis larvae and nymphs. Larvae of I. quadripilis developed only to the second nymphal instar on a diet of P. oleivora alone or water alone. Starved I. quadripilis females and deutonymphs were observed preying on the pink citrus rust mite, Aculops pelekassi (Keifer) (Eriophyidae). During 4-min observation trials, two series of I. quadripilis fed on 1.8 +/- 0.47 and 3.5 +/- 0.45 A. pelekassi motile stages after being starved for 6 and 24 h, respectively. I. quadripilis females did not prey on P. oleivora in arenas containing both rust mite species. PMID:17349110

  4. Amino acid substitutions of cysteine residues near the amino terminus of Wheat streak mosaic virus HC-Pro abolishes virus transmission by the wheat curl mite

    The amino-terminal half of HC-Pro of Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) is required for semi-persistent transmission by the wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer). The amino-proximal region of WSMV HC-Pro is cysteine-rich with a zinc finger-like motif. Amino acid substitutions were made in this re...

  5. Effects of single and double infections of winter wheat by Triticum mosaic virus and Wheat streak mosaic virus on yield determinants

    Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) is a recently discovered virus infecting wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the Great Plains region of the United States. It is transmitted by wheat curl mites (Aceria tosichella Keifer) which also transmit Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) and Wheat mosaic virus. In a gree...

  6. Variabilidad de cepas de Hirsutella thompsonii, a partir de ácaros fitófagos en tres sistemas terrestres del estado de Colima, México Variability of Hirsutella thompsonii strains, isolated from phytophagous mites from three terrestrial systems in the State of Colima, México

    José Luis Rosas-Acevedo

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1999 y 2004 se obtuvieron diez cepas del hongo Hirsutella thompsonii Fisher, a partir de ácaros infectados, en 9 localidades de 3 de los 11 sistemas terrestres que tiene el estado de Colima, México: Llanura Costera de Tecomán, Llanura Costera de Cuyutlán y Valle del río Armería. De las 10 cepas, 5 pertenecen a la variedad thompsonii que es de crecimiento micelial mullido, ligeramente elevado, de color gris a gris verdoso, y 5 a la variedad sinematosa Samson, McCoy y O'Donnell, de apariencia plana y coloración blanco a amarillo. Los hospedantes fueron araña roja (Tetranychus urticae Koch, eriófidos (Aceria guerreronis Keifer y Phyllocoptruta oleivora Ashmead y brevipálpidos (Brevipalpus phoenicis Geijkes sobre cítricos como hospedero de 8 de los 10 aislamientos. De ellos, sólo la cepa HtM130 de H. thompsonii var. thompsonii presentó formación de exudados en la fase esporulativa, característica que le da mayor potencial de manejo en estrategias para el control de ácaros fitopatógenos. El tipo de crecimiento y la coloración de las cepas no se correlacionan con el sistema terrestre donde se encontraron, ni con las condiciones climáticas imperantes en ellos. La presente contribución demuestra la importancia de valorar la presencia de enemigos naturales autóctonos para garantizar un mejor establecimiento bajo las condiciones agroclimáticas de la región donde se pretenda utilizarlos, y antes de introducir microorganismos comerciales o aislamientos de otros sitios para no afectar los sistemas naturales de regulación.Between 1999 and 2004, ten strains of the fungus Hirsutella thompsonii Fisher were isolated from infected acari, in 9 localities of 3 of the 11 terrestrial systems found in the state of Colima, Mexico: Coastal Plain of Tecomán, Coastal Plain of Cuyutlán and Valley of the Armería river. Of the 10 strains, 5 belong to var. thompsonii, whose growth is fluffed mycelial, slightly tall, gray to greenish gray, and 5

  7. Population-level effects of abamectin, azadirachtin and fenpyroximate on the predatory mite Neoseiulus baraki.

    Lima, Debora B; Melo, José W S; Gondim, Manoel G C; Guedes, Raul N C; Oliveira, José E M

    2016-10-01

    The coconut production system, in which the coconut mite Aceria guerreronis is considered a key pest, provides an interesting model for integration of biological and chemical control. In Brazil, the most promising biological control agent for the coconut mite is the phytoseiid predator Neoseiulus baraki. However, acaricides are widely used to control the coconut mite, although they frequently produce unsatisfactory results. In this study, we evaluated the simultaneous direct effect of dry residue contact and contaminated prey ingestion of the main acaricides used on coconut palms (i.e., abamectin, azadirachtin and fenpyroximate) on life-history traits of N. baraki and their offspring. These acaricides are registered, recommended and widely used against A. guerreronis in Brazil, and they were tested at their label rates. The offspring of the exposed predators was also evaluated by estimating the instantaneous rate of population increase (r i ). Abamectin compromised female performance, whereas fenpyroximate did not affect the exposed females (F0). Nonetheless, fenpyroximate strongly compromised the offspring (F1) net reproductive rate (R0), intrinsic rate of population growth (r i ), and doubling time (DT). In contrast, fenpyroximate did not have such effects on the 2nd generation (F2) of predators with acaricide-exposed grandparents. Azadirachtin did not affect the predators, suggesting that this acaricide can be used in association with biological control by this predatory species. In contrast, the use of abamectin and fenpyroximate is likely to lead to adverse consequences in the biological control of A. guerreronis using N. baraki. PMID:27495808

  8. Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) associated with Compositae in Iran.

    Lotfollahi, Parisa; Irani-Nejad, Karim Haddad; Khanjani, Mohamad; Moghadam, Mohamad; De Lillo, Enrico

    2013-01-01

    Five species of eriophyoid mites were identified during surveys of mite fauna associated with plant species of the family Compositae from Southwest of East Azerbaijan province during 2010 and 2011. Two of them, Aceria virgatae n. sp. from Centaurea virgata Lam. and Aceria xeranthenzis n. sp. from Xeranthemumn squarrosum Boiss., were found to be new to science. No damage symptoms were observed on their host plants. Aceria xeranthemis n. sp. is the first eriophyoid collected from the plant genus Xeranthenun. Aculops centaureae (Farkas, 1960) from Centaurea albonitens Turrill and Aceria cichorii Petanović et al. 2000 from Cichorium intybus L. are new records for Iranian mite fauna. The deutogyne female of Aceria anthocoptes (Nalepa) was recorded for the first time in Iran, too. A key to the species collected on Compositae in Iran is given. PMID:26266306

  9. Three new species of the genus Aculops Keifer (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from Shanxi Province, China%山西刺皮瘿螨属三新种记述(瘿螨总科:瘿螨科:叶刺瘿螨亚科)

    谢满超; 王锐

    2013-01-01

    记述采自山西历山自然保护区的瘿螨3新种:山马兰刺皮瘿螨Aculops kalimeris Xie sp.nov.,寄主是山马兰Kalimeris lautureana (Debx.) Kitam.(菊科Compositae);稠李刺皮瘿螨Aculops padus Xie sp.nov.,寄主是稠李Prunus padus Linn.(蔷薇科Rosaceae);野豌豆刺皮瘿螨Aculops sepius Xie sp.nov.,寄主是野豌豆Vicia sepium Linn.(豆科Fabaceae).模式标本保存在安康学院农学与生命科学学院.

  10. TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS DIPTACUS KEIFER (ERIOPHYOIDEA, DIPTILOMIOPIDAE, DIPTILOMIOPINAE)FROM SHAANXI PROVINCE, CHINA%中国陕西双羽爪瘿螨属二新种(瘿螨总科,羽爪瘿螨科,羽爪瘿螨亚科)

    谢满超

    2013-01-01

    Two new species,Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.on Lindera glauca (Sieb.et Zucc.) Bl.(Lauraceae) and Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.on Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lind.) G.Don (Rosaceae),are described and illustrated from Shaanxi Province,China.Type specimens are deposited in the College of Agriculture and Life Science,Ankang University,Ankang City,Shaanxi Province,China.%记述在陕西发现的双羽爪瘿螨属2新种:短毛双羽爪瘿螨 Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.,寄主是山胡椒Lindera glauca(Sieb.et Zucc.)Bl.(樟科Lauraceae);商州双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.,寄主是樱桃Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lindl.)G.Don(蔷薇科Rosaceae).模式标本保存在安康学院农学与生命科学学院.短毛双羽爪瘿螨,新种Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.(图1~6)正模♀;副模:7♀♀,5♂♂,2008-07-24,陕西省商南县(33°31′N,110°53′E;海拔780m),金丝峡、谢满超采.寄主为山胡椒Lindera glauca(Sieb.et Zucc.)Bl.(樟科Lauraceae).新种与黄肉楠双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus actinodaphne Wang et Wei,2009相似,但新种背盾板饰有网格;足Ⅰ基节间光滑;生殖盖片基部饰有颗粒,端部饰有12短线予以区别(黄肉楠双羽爪瘿螨D.actinodaphne背盾板饰有不规则短线;足Ⅰ基节饰有线条;雌生殖盖片饰有8~10条纵肋).商州双羽爪瘿螨,新种Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.(图7~12)正模♀;副模:9♀♀,7 ♂ ♂,2008-08-26,陕西省商州市(33°47′N,109°40′E;海拔870 m),秦王山、谢满超采.寄主为樱桃Cerasus pseudocerasus(Lindl.)G.Don(蔷薇科Rosaceae).新种与樱桃双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus pseudocerasis Kuang et Hong,1990相似,但新种具前叶突;足Ⅰ基节分离,无胸线;基节饰有颗粒和少量短线;雌生殖器盖片基部饰有颗粒,端部光滑予以区别(樱桃双羽爪瘿螨D.pseudocerasis无前叶突;足Ⅰ基节间具胸线,基节光滑;雌生殖器盖片光滑).

  11. 76 FR 63910 - Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Excelsior Estates...

    2011-10-14

    ... project would involve the construction of on-site and off-site infrastructure, consisting of roads and utility lines, including road extensions along Keifer Boulevard, Excelsior Road and the Jackson Highway.... The proposed project would involve the discharge of fill material into approximately 28.77 acres...

  12. Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea) from Turkey: description of five new species.

    Kiedrowicz, Agnieszka; Denizhan, Evsel; Bromberek, Klaudia; Szydło, Wiktoria; Skoracka, Anna

    2016-01-01

    Five new eriophyoid mite species (Eriophyidae) from Turkey are described and illustrated in this paper: Aceria vanensis n. sp., Aceria onosmae n. sp., Aculus lydii n. sp., Aculus gebeliae n. sp. and Aculus spectabilis n. sp.. The descriptions are based on the morphology of females collected from weedy plants, respectively: Amaranthus retroflexus L. (Amaranthaceae), Onosma isauricum Boiss. et Heldr. (Boraginaceae), Hypericum lydium Boiss. (Hypericaceae), Lotus gebelia Vent. (Fabaceae) and Stachys spectabilis Choisy ex DC. (Lamiaceae). The new species were found to be vagrant on their host plants with no visible damage symptoms observed. PMID:27395550

  13. Three eriophyoid mite species (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) from Iran.

    Xue, Xiao-Feng; Sadeghi, Hussein; Honarmand, Arash

    2016-01-01

    Three mite species of the family Eriophyidae from Iran are described and illustrated. They are: Tegolophus marrubiumer sp. nov. on Marrubium vulgare L. (Lamiaceae); Phyllocoptes sp. cf. balasi Farkas, 1962 on Sanguisorba minor Scop. subsp. minor (Rosaceae) and Aceria fasciculifolis sp. nov. on Astragalus fasciculifolius Boiss. (Fabaceae). Both new species described herein are vagrants on their respective host plants. PMID:27395681

  14. Pleural plaques related to "take-home" exposure to asbestos: An international case series

    Hee, Victor

    2008-01-01

    Alon Peretz1,2, Victor C Van Hee2, Mordechai R Kramer3, Silvio Pitlik3, Matthew C Keifer21Occupational Medicine Clinic, General Health Services, Kfar Saba, Israel; 2Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; 3Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikvah, IsraelContext: While a large number of studies indicate the risks of high-level exposures to asbestos in the workplace setting, a relatively small number of studies describe the ri...

  15. Seasonal phoresy as an overwintering strategy of a phytophagous mite

    Liu, Sai; Li, Jianling; Guo, Kun; Qiao, Haili; Xu, Rong; Chen, Jianmin; Xu, Changqing; Chen, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Migration by attachment to insects is common among mites that live in temporary habitats. However, because plants provide relatively stable habitats, phytophagous mites are generally not dependent on other animals for dispersal, so whether these mites can consistently be phoretic on insects through a particular life stage remains unclear and controversial. Here, we describe an obligate phoresy of a wholly phytophagous mite, Aceria pallida, in which the mites accompanied the psyllid Bactericer...

  16. Inheritance of sterility mosaic disease resistance to Bangalore and Patancheru isolates in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)

    B.N. Gnanesh,, K.N. Ganapathy, B.C. Ajay, M. Byre Gowda

    2011-01-01

    Sterility mosaic disease (SMD), is an important biotic constraint in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) in Indiansubcontinent. It is caused by a virus and transmitted by eriophyid mites, Aceria cajani Channabasavanna. A comprehensive studyof variability in the sterility mosaic pathogen revealed the occurrence of five different isolates in India. Amongst them, threedistinct isolates have been characterised, viz., Bangalore, Patancheru and Coimbatore. Studies were conducted at Bangalore and...

  17. Plano de amostragem para Dichopelmus notus (Eriophyidae) na cultura da erva-mate Sampling plan for Dichopelmus notus (Eriophyidae) on mate-tea orchard

    Guilherme Bertoldo; Alfredo de Gouvea; Luis Francisco Angeli Alves

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a amostragem presença-ausência para Dichopelmus notus Keifer (Eriophyidae) na cultura da erva-mate. O trabalho foi realizado em plantação comercial, em Cascavel, PR, entre abril de 1999 e julho de 2000. Procederam-se a coletas quinzenais de 240 folhas em diferentes partes de 10 plantas. A contagem dos ácaros nas folhas foi realizada, em laboratório, com auxílio de microscópio estereoscópico. Foi determinado o padrão de agregação com o modelo da potência d...

  18. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE POLVOS DE ACERÍA ELÉCTRICA PRODUCIDOS EN VENEZUELA Y EVALUACIÓN PRELIMINAR DE SU LIXIVIABILIDAD CON ÁCIDOS ORGÁNICOS DILUIDOS

    PEDRO DELVASTO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron polvos de aceria cuyo analisis quimico revelo un contenido (en peso de: 27,0 % de Fe; 7,1 % de Mg; 4,9 % de Zn; 4,0 % de Ca y 0,5 % de Pb. La difraccion de rayos X y la espectroscopia infrarroja, permitio identificar en los polvos las siguientes fases: espinelas, Fe3O4, CaCO3, SiO2, ZnO y PbO. El analisis microscopico de estos residuos indico que estan formados por agregados de particulas esferoidales cuyo tamano varia entre 120 y 0,25 ¿Êm. La lixiviabilidad de los mismos se evaluo durante 28 dias en columnas de percolacion, empleando agua y disoluciones de acidos organicos como agentes lixiviantes. El objetivo fue evaluar el comportamiento del residuo bajo condiciones similares a las que generan los microorganismos naturales del suelo. Se encontro que la lixiviabilidad de Zn y Pb vario entre 80 y 16 mg mensuales por kilogramo de polvo de aceria.

  19. 南方重要果树害虫标本的采集和制作

    韩群鑫; 赖信红; 冯岩; 钟宝玉; 陈玉托; 刘开启

    2010-01-01

    @@ 果树在栽培生产过程中,往往遭受到各种害虫为害,目前已报道的荔枝、龙眼害虫就有116种[1].其中,普遍发生、为害严重的害虫有荔枝蝽Tessaratoma papillosa Drury、荔枝蒂蛀虫Conopomorpha sinensis Bradley、荔枝瘿螨Eriophyes litchii Keifer,发生较严重的有龙眼蜡蝉(龙眼鸡)Fulgora candelaria L.、白蛾蜡蝉Lawana imitata Melichar、金龟子和木蠹蛾等.

  20. Molecular detection assay of the bud mite Trisetacus juniperinus on Cupressus sempervirens in nurseries of central Italy.

    Bouneb, Mabrouk; de Lillo, Enrico; Roversi, Pio Federico; Simoni, Sauro

    2014-02-01

    Trisetacus juniperinus (Nalepa) sensu Keifer (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae) causes irregular development of buds, shoot deformations and stunted growth of trees, resulting in a serious threat to nurseries and young stands of Cupressus sempervirens L. (Mediterranean cypress). Recently, some cypress clones selected for their resistance to the fungal canker agent Seiridium cardinale (Wag.) have shown high susceptibility to the mite. Considering its tiny body, its hidden lifestyle inside the buds and the probable occurrence of other species (the vagrant Epitrimerus cupressi (Keifer) is common on the Mediterranean cypress in Italy), detection and monitoring of T. juniperinus require taxonomic expertise and are often time-consuming and challenging before serious damage is discernible. In the present study, a rapid, cost-effective PCR-based method was developed and validated to detect T. juniperinus on cypresses. The cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene was amplified with degenerate and specific primers, but the latter were the only ones able to discriminate between T. juniperinus and E. cupressi. PCR products distinguished the two species both in a pool of individuals in a mixed population of both species and in single individuals, indicating the sensitivity of the detection method. PCR-RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) by means of XmnI and XbaI endonucleases separated the two species. Furthermore, a washing-sieving protocol was used to make mite collection from the tree sample faster and simpler; this procedure did not interfere with the molecular detection of the species. The possibility of the routine use of this assay to monitor quarantine eriophyoids infesting plant material is discussed. PMID:24030201

  1. Eriophyoid mite fauna (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) of Turkey: new species, new distribution reports and an updated catalogue.

    Denizhan, Evsel; Monfreda, Rosita; Lillo, Enrico De; Çobanoğlu, Sultan

    2015-01-01

    More than one hundred species of Eriophyoidea have been recorded hitherto from Turkey. Within the last decade, a large plant survey was carried out in order to investigate the eriophyoid fauna present in Turkey, with particular emphasis on species affecting weeds and ornamental plants. In addition, the Turkish literature has been examined for previous records of eriophyoid mites. New species, Paraphytoptus intybi n. sp. on common cichory, Cichorium intybus (Compositae) and Phytoptus albae n. sp. on white poplar, Populus alba (Salicaceae), are described and illustrated herein. In addition, a further 31 species were found to be new records for the eriophyoid fauna of Turkey with Aceria calaceris, Phyllocoptes didelphis and Vasates immigrans being new reports for the Palaearctic region. All known eriophyoid species records from Turkey appearing in papers published up until March 2013 are listed in this catalogue along with remarks and information on their current distribution in Turkey and taxonomic status. PMID:26250255

  2. Seasonal phoresy as an overwintering strategy of a phytophagous mite.

    Liu, Sai; Li, Jianling; Guo, Kun; Qiao, Haili; Xu, Rong; Chen, Jianmin; Xu, Changqing; Chen, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Migration by attachment to insects is common among mites that live in temporary habitats. However, because plants provide relatively stable habitats, phytophagous mites are generally not dependent on other animals for dispersal, so whether these mites can consistently be phoretic on insects through a particular life stage remains unclear and controversial. Here, we describe an obligate phoresy of a wholly phytophagous mite, Aceria pallida, in which the mites accompanied the psyllid Bactericera gobica to its winter hibernation sites, thus successfully escaping unfavourable winter conditions, and returned to reach the buds of their host plant early the following spring. This finding provides evidence of a new overwintering strategy that has contributed to the evolutionary success of these tiny phytophagous mites. PMID:27150196

  3. Construction and operation of a demonstration plant of Beehive ovens for producing coke with the utilization of the energy of gases

    Chaves, A.D. [Pedagogic and Tecnologic Univ. of Colombia, Tunja (Colombia); White, A. [Colombian Company of Coal Limited, Santafe de Bogota (Colombia)

    1995-12-31

    In Colombia, except the company Acerias Paz de Rio, the production of coke is done using Beehive furnaces and the gases that are produced in the process are expelled to the atmosphere producing a lot of contamination and deterioration of the environment. The Colombia Company of Coal Ltd, Ecocarbon and the Pedagogic and Technologic University of Colombia, state entities, have canalized financial and technical efforts to develop a Demonstrative Plant with 6 Beehive ovens with a duct for collecting the gases and using the energy from de gases in Samaca`s factories of bricks. Samaca is a town with approximately 15.000 habitants, situated in the department of Boyaca at 140 kilometers from Santafe de Bogota, and 25 kilometers from Tunja (where the Pedagogic and Technologic University of Colombia is situated). It`s main activities are coal mining and agriculture.

  4. 珠海荔枝园节肢动物群落动态及其主要益害虫相关性研究%DYNAMICS OF ARTHROPOD COMMUNITY IN LITCHI ORCHARD HABITATS IN ZHUHAI

    马飞飞; 李文芬; 汪波; 颜亨梅

    2012-01-01

    于2010—2011年系统调查了珠海凤凰山区荔枝园内节肢动物群落,分析了群落的结构组成、时空动态及主要益害虫相互作用关系,结果如下:1)共采集到节肢动物2个纲、16个目、48个科、79个种,其中害虫35种,捕食性节肢动物29种,中性昆虫9种,寄生性节肢动物6种.荔枝园节肢动物群落较丰富,益害虫优势种明显.2)随着温度变化,群落总体及个各类群的物种在5—11月份丰富度最大.3)害虫优势种为荔枝蝽(Tessaratoma papillosa)与荔枝瘿螨(Aceria litchii).其主要天敌为锥腹肖蛸(Tetragnatha maxillosa)、草间小黑蛛(Erigonidium graminicolum)和异色瓢虫(Leis axyridis).%Arthropod community in lychee orchard was analyzed in terms of community composition and dynamics, main pests and their natural enemies. A total of 2 classes, 16 orders, 48 families, 79 kinds of arthropods were collected, including 35 pest species, 29 predatory arthropods, and 9 neutral predators. Arthropods were abundant in lychee orchards, dominant species were obvious. Dynamic changes in lychee arthropod community structure were observed, the arthropod community being the richer from May to November. The major harmful insect pecies were Tessaratoma papillosa and Aceria litchii, their natural enemies were Tetragnatha maxillosa , Erigonidium graminicolum and Leis axyridis.

  5. Plano de amostragem para Dichopelmus notus (Eriophyidae na cultura da erva-mate Sampling plan for Dichopelmus notus (Eriophyidae on mate-tea orchard

    Guilherme Bertoldo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a amostragem presença-ausência para Dichopelmus notus Keifer (Eriophyidae na cultura da erva-mate. O trabalho foi realizado em plantação comercial, em Cascavel, PR, entre abril de 1999 e julho de 2000. Procederam-se a coletas quinzenais de 240 folhas em diferentes partes de 10 plantas. A contagem dos ácaros nas folhas foi realizada, em laboratório, com auxílio de microscópio estereoscópico. Foi determinado o padrão de agregação com o modelo da potência de Taylor, e também a proporção de folhas infestadas e o número de amostras requeridas foram estimados por análise de regressão. D. notus apresentou distribuição agregada. A proporção de folhas infestadas estimadas pelo modelo matemático mostrou ser um parâmetro confiável para se estimar a densidade populacional do ácaro, sendo que o número de amostras requeridas foi pequeno, o que viabiliza a aplicação prática do método.The objective of this research was to evaluate presence-absence sampling plan for Dichopelmus notus Keifer (Eriophyidae on mate-tea orchard. This study was conducted in Cascavel, State of Paraná, Brazil, from April 1999 to July 2000, in a mate-tea tree commercial plantation. Biweekly sampling of 240 leaves in different parts of 10 plants was conducted, and the number of mites was registered. The aggregation pattern was determined using the Taylor’s power law model. The proportion of the infested leaves and the number of required samples were estimated by regression analysis. D. notus presented aggregated distribution. The estimated proportion of infested leaves showed to be reliable in order to estimate the population density of mites. The number of sample unities required to estimate infestation density was low, which makes practical application of this sampling method to be feasible.

  6. Eriophyoid mites from Northeast China (Acari: Eriophyoidea).

    Xue, Xiao-Feng; Guo, Jing-Feng; Hong, Xiao-Yue

    2013-01-01

    mite records from China are provided, Acaphyllisa distasa (Keifer, 1961) rec. nov. on Betula costata Trautv. (Betulaceae), Shevtchenkella ulmi (Farkas, 1960) rec. nov. on Ulmus sp. (Ulmaceae), Calepitrimerus cariniferus Keifer, 1938, rec. nov. on Artemisia argyi H. Lev. & Vaniot (Asteraceae), Aculodes dubius (Nalepa, 1891) species complex, rec. nov. on Roegneria sp. (Poaceae). With this publication, the number of eriophyoid mite species in the region reaches 101. A list of these eriophyoid mites is provided. PMID:26146687

  7. Traditional and geometric morphometrics supporting the differentiation of two new Retracrus (Phytoptidae) species associated with heliconias.

    Navia, Denise; Ferreira, Cecília B S; Reis, Aleuny C; Gondim, Manoel G C

    2015-09-01

    Cryptic diversity has been confirmed for several phytophagous mites in the Eriophyoidea superfamily previously considered as presenting low host specificity. Among generalist eriophyoids is the phytoptid Retracrus johnstoni Keifer, which has been reported in 19 palm species belonging to 11 genera, causing severe damage on some of them. Surprisingly this species was recently reported on another monocot family, Heliconiaceae, infesting Heliconia plants in Costa Rica and Brazil, being the only in the tribe Mackiellini to not be associated with palm trees. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of cryptic species in R. johnstoni and to clarify the taxonomic status of populations associated with heliconias in the Americas. With this purpose traditional and geometric morphometric analyses were conducted as well as a detailed morphological study. Measurable trait data were analysed via univariate and multivariate analyses. Shapes of specimens from different populations were compared via geometric morphometric landmark methods. Morphometric analysis supported occurrence of at least two cryptic species previously identified as R. johsntoni and suggested occurrence of cryptic species among populations associated with different palm trees. Taxonomic descriptions of two new taxa associated with heliconias, namely Retracrus costaricensis n. sp. Ferreira and Navia and Retracrus heliconiae n. sp. Ferreira and Navia are presented. Morphometric traits that can be useful in the taxonomic identification are noted and their value is discussed. Results of the traditional morphometry and geometric methods were compared and the advantages of their joint use for Eriophyoidea systematics are discussed. PMID:26089124

  8. Influence of Rainfall Characteristics on Total Suspended Solids in Urban Runoff: A Case Study in Beijing, China

    Yongwei Gong

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available An urban rainfall-runoff water quality model was developed to simulate total suspend solids (TSS using the stormwater management model (SWMM for a 3.8 ha university campus in Beijing (approximately 76.5% impervious, and calibrated and validated against data from two observed rainfall events (221.2 and 16.6 mm rainfall. Model performance is satisfactory (Nash–Sutcliffe model efficiency 0.8 and 0.72 for flow and 0.74 and 0.51 for TSS concentration, respectively. A series of sensitivity model runs were conducted using the calibrated SWMM to study the influences of rainfall characteristics (rainfall hyetographs, depths and durations and surface flooding on the TSS concentration in outlet runoff of the catchment. The Pilgrim and Cordery rainfall distribution defines a first-quartile storm (the most severe and results in the highest peak discharge and TSS concentration at the outlet but the lowest outlet TSS load because of the highest TSS flood loss (32.3%. The simulated TSS pollutograph resulting from the Keifer and Chu rainfall distribution (with r = 0.5 is almost identical to that resulting from the alternating block rainfall distribution. Under the same rainfall hyetograph, simulated peak discharge and outlet TSS load are positively correlated (R2 = 0.95 to the rainfall depth as a function of the return period.

  9. Cryptic speciation within Phytoptus avellanae s.l. (Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae) revealed by molecular data and observations on molting Tegonotus-like nymphs.

    Cvrković, Tatjana; Chetverikov, Philipp; Vidović, Biljana; Petanović, Radmila

    2016-01-01

    Hazelnut big bud mite, Phytoptus avellanae Nalepa, is one of the most harmful pests of Corylus spp. (Corylaceae) worldwide. Herein, we show that this species represents a complex of two cryptic species: one that lives and reproduces in buds causing their enlargement ('big buds') and drying, whereas the other is a vagrant living on leaves, under bud scales and in catkins, based on phylogenetic analyzes of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) DNA and the nuclear D2 region of 28S rDNA sequences. A molecular assessment based on mtCOI DNA and nuclear D2 28S rDNA revealed consistent differences of 16.8 and 3.5% between the two species, respectively. Molecular analysis also revealed that atypical flattened nymphs (Tegonotus-like nymphs sensu Keifer in Mites Injurious to Economic Plants, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 327-562, 1975) with differently annulated opisthosoma, which appear in the life cycle of P. avellanae s.l., belong to the 'vagrant' lineage, i.e. vagrant cryptic species. Light microscopy images of Tegonotus-like nymphs molting into males and females are presented for the first time. Our results suggest that the name P. avellanae comprise two species. Big bud mite should keep the name P. avellanae, and the vagrant cryptic species should be re-named after a proper morphological description is made. PMID:26530992

  10. Acarological diagnostic research at the Diagnostic Centre for Plants during the period 2004-2006.

    Witters, J; De Bondt, G; Desamblanx, J; Casteels, H

    2007-01-01

    During the period 2004-2006, 1691 samples of different origin were examined at the Diagnostic Centre for Plants. We received 1046 samples of imported plant material for detection and identification of quarantine organisms. More than 200 samples were checked on mites and insects to get a phytosanitary certificate for export and 391 samples were investigated for diagnostic reason. The Berlese-funnel and dissecting microscopy technique were used to separate mites from the samples. For identification, the mites were slide mounted in Berlese-Hoyer's medium and examined by using phase-contrast microscopy. In 3% of the samples examined on the presence of quarantine organisms, phytophagous mites belonging to the superfamily Tetranychoidea were found, but none with the quarantine status in accordance with the EPPO A1/A2 list. Besides Tetranychus urticae detected on different crops, the cassava green mite Mononychellus progresivus was found on cassava (import Cameroon) in 2006. Tenuipalpus elegans (Tenuipalpidae) was found on cut foliage (import South Africa) in 2004. In 19.9% of the investigated samples for diagnostic reason mites were found. In 47.7% of the infested samples mites were definitely the reason for the damage; in 15.9% mites were secondary and in 36.4% the occurrence of mites was not relevant for the injury. An overview of the determined mites will be given. During this 3 years diagnostic research a few new pest mites belonging to families Tetranychidae and Eriophyidae can be reported. In 2006 Panonychus citri was found on Prunus laurocerasus and later on Eleaegnus sp. and Skimmia sp.. Aceria silvicola was determined on Rubus idaeus in 2006 and Aculus ulae and Aceria carpini on Carpinus betulus in 2005. Besides new pest mites, never seen problems with the broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Fam. Tarsonemidae) occurred in tree-nurseries in 2005 and 2006. Also 20 samples coming from private persons were investigated. The main problems indoor were caused by

  11. Ocorrência e diversidade de ácaros (Acari, Arachnida associados a Tabebuia roseo-alba (Ridl. Sand (Bignoniaceae, no município de São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brasil Occurrence and diversity of mites (Acari, Arachnida associated with Tabebuia roseo-alba (Ridl. Sand (Bignoniaceae, from São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo State, Brazil

    Reinaldo José Fazzio Feres

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the mite fauna associated with Tabebuia roseo-alba, a native and ornamental tree, determining the abundance and seasonal occurrence of species and the diversity of the community. Twenty three species were found belonging to 11 families, 10 of predatory habits and five phytophagous. The food habits of the eight remaining species are not known. Besides the great richness, the diversity was small, as consequence of the dominance of Lorryia formosa Cooreman, 1958 and Aculus sp., the most abundant species. These species occurred in the same microhabitat but with seasonal segregation: L. formosa was the most abundant in the dry season, while Aculus sp. occurred only in the rainy season. In August, when the plant lost its leaves, the following species were found in the apical branch structures: Brevipalpus sp. (aff. phoenicis, Cheletogenes sp., Euseius citrifolius Denmark & Muma, 1970, Lorryia formosa, Pronematus sp., and diapause females of Tenuipalponychus tabebuiae Aguilar, Flechtmann & Ochoa, 1991. In September, with leaves growing again, Aceria sp. was the only species on the plant, and its abundance decreased accentuately in October. The richness and the abundance of the mite fauna were not correlated with the temperature or the precipitation. These data suggest that the plant phenology was more important than the climate in the occurrence of species.

  12. Secondary structure of expansion segment D1 in LSU rDNA from Arachnida and its phylogenetic application in Eriophyoid mites and in Acari.

    Wang, Zheng-Hang; Zhao, Ya-E; Xu, Yang; Hu, Li; Chen, Yi-Meng

    2015-12-01

    An increasing number of researchers have applied secondary-structure based multiple alignments of rDNA genes in phylogeny. These studies mostly depended on a few valuable divergent domains in LSU and SSU rDNA. Yet other divergent domains, e.g. D1, were poorly investigated and rarely used. However, these domains might contain additional evolutionary data and play a vital role in DNA-based phylogenetic study. Here, we investigated all available D1 sequences of Arachnida taxa and predicted corresponding secondary structures to help identify homologous positions in the D1 region. Long insertions were found exclusive to Eriophyoidea and folded into three newly proposed helices. Non-Acari taxa were all GC rich. In Acari, most Trombidiformes and all Mesostigmata (Parasitiformes) taxa were AT rich and Ixodida (Parasitiformes) GC rich; however there was no consistent base bias in Sarcoptiformes sequences. For Eriophyoid mites, genera Cecidophyopsis and Aceria were both well supported in MP, NJ, ME and ML tress based on D1 sequences, and clusters of Cecidophyopsis species were identical with former study. This demonstrated that the D1 region could act as a valuable molecular marker in phylogenetic reconstruction of Eriophyoidea. Additionally, D1 has been proven suitable in phylogenetic analysis at the family and genus level in Acari, but not in Opiliones. PMID:26420464

  13. Observações sôbre o bronzeado do algodoeiro Mocó Observations on bronzing of the Mocó cotton

    A. S. Costa

    1955-01-01

    Full Text Available Uma anomalia do algodoeiro Mocó, denominada bronzeado, vem sendo observada na região do Seridó, Rio Grande do Norte, durante os últimos três anos. Pensou-se, a princípio, que esta anomalia fôsse causada por um vírus, mas as observações relatadas neste trabalho indicam que é causada por um ácaro. As fôlhas das plantas afetadas, especialmente aquelas da metade superior dos galhos, mostram uma coloração bronzeada no lado de baixo. Essa face da fôlha tem também uma superfície rugosa, com brilho vidrado (est. 1, B, as vezes com pequenas áreas de tecido cicatricial. Vistas pelo lado de cima são mais rugosas do que as normais e têm os bordos curvados para baixo. Nos casos graves, as fôlhas do topo dos galhos morrem e caem (est. 2, A e B. A espécie de ácaro causadora do bronzeado do algodoeiro Mocó foi identificada por H. H. Keifer, Sacramento, Calif., como pertencente a um gênero ainda não descrito da família Eriophyidae. Esta espécie está sendo presentemente denominada Anthocoptes sp. até que a sua descrição seja publicada. Populações de 500 a 1.000 indivíduos por centímetro quadrado de fôlha já foram encontradas. Esse ácaro parece ser muito sensível às condições do ambiente, visto que as populações da praga variam entre grandes limites.For the last three years a bronzing anomaly of cotton plants of the Mocó variety (Gossypium hirsutum L. var. maria galante Hutch. has been recorded in the Seridó region (a semi-arid region in the north-eastern part of Brazil, state of Rio Grande do Norte. This anomaly was first thought to be of virus origin, but the observations reported in this paper indicated that it is due to the attack by a species of mite. Leaves from affected plants, especially those on the upper half of the branches, show a bronzing discoloration on the dorsal side, frequently accompanied by a rough and ventral side of these leaves shows some rugosity not present in normal leaves, and in most cases

  14. Deep sequencing of dsRNAs recovered from mosaic-diseased pigeonpea reveals the presence of a novel emaravirus: pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus 2.

    Elbeaino, Toufic; Digiaro, Michele; Uppala, Mangala; Sudini, Harikishan

    2015-08-01

    Deep-sequencing analysis of double-stranded RNA extracted from a mosaic-diseased pigeonpea plant (Cajanus cajan L., family Fabaceae) revealed the complete sequence of six emaravirus-like negative-sense RNA segments of 7009, 2229, 1335, 1491, 1833 and 1194 nucleotides in size. In the order from RNA1 to RNA6, these genomic RNAs contained ORFs coding for the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp, p1 of 266 kDa), the glycoprotein precursor (GP, p2 of 74.5 kDa), the nucleocapsid (NC, p3 of 34.9 kDa), and the putative movement protein (MP, p4 of 40.7 kDa), while p5 (55 kDa) and p6 (27 kDa) had unknown functions. All RNA segments showed distant relationships to viruses of the genus Emaravirus, and in particular to pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus (PPSMV), with which they shared nucleotide sequence identity ranging from 48.5 % (RNA3) to 62.5 % (RNA1). In phylogenetic trees constructed from the sequences of the proteins encoded by RNA1, RNA2 and RNA3 (p1, p2 and p3), this new viral entity showed a consistent grouping with fig mosaic virus (FMV) and rose rosette virus (RRV), which formed a cluster of their own, clearly distinct from PPSMV-1. In experimental greenhouse trials, this novel virus was successfully transmitted to pigeonpea and French bean seedlings by the eriophyid mite Aceria cajani. Preliminary surveys conducted in the Hyderabad region (India) showed that the virus in question is widespread in pigeonpea plants affected by sterility mosaic disease (86.4 %) but is absent in symptomless plants. Based on molecular, biological and epidemiological features, this novel virus is the second emaravirus infecting pigeonpea, for which the provisional name pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus 2 (PPSMV-2) is proposed. PMID:26060057

  15. The Interrelation between Natural Enemies of the Invasive Plant Lepidium draba L., Established in a Natural Pasture in Eastern Romania

    Nela TALMACIU

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Lepidium draba L. (family Brasicaceae, originally from Europe, is a problematic plant in many agricultural ecosystems in Romania. A literature survey revealed that 196 phytophagous organisms are associated with L. draba, and 80 of them were found during field surveys. In Romania Ceutorhynchus cardariae, Psylliodes wrasei, and Aceria drabae are the most promising biological agents available for controlling L. draba. Observations were made in natural pastures by the Department of Iassy in eastern Romania in 2008. The most common invasive species were Xanthium italicum, Xanthium spinosum, Elaeagnus angustifolia, L. draba, Euphorbia cyparissias, and Verbascum phlomoides, which dramatically decrease ecosystem productivity. Here we present results obtained based on field test-plant relationship phytophagy between L. draba L. and P. wrasei Leonardi and Arnold. We studied plants of the Brasicaceae family: L. draba, L. crenatum, Armoracia rusticana, and Barbarea orthoceras. Test plots comprised four L. draba planted 5 cm apart, with two test plants (L. draba, L. crenatum, B. orthoceras, or A. rusticana planted at one of three planting distances (30 cm, 15 cm, and 5 cm on each side of the central plants. Each planting distance variant was repeated four times, and for each variant all observations were made on 16 central L. draba plants and 8 of each test plant: L. draba, L. crenatum, B. orthoceras and A. rusticana. A total of 144 plants was studied: 48 central L. draba plants and 96 of each test species. These results do not contradict previous evidence that oligophagous species P. wrasei controls the L. draba. P. wrasei is also a potential biologic control agent for B. orthoceras (American yellowrocket, which is native to North America, including much of Canada and the western United States, as well as parts of Asia.

  16. Fault Control on Copper Depositsin the Sar Cheshmeh Area Indicated by Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (GIS

    Hojjat Ollah Safari

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The Sar Cheshmeh copper deposit and indications of other deposits are located in the Dehaj-Sarduieh belt in the Kerman region (Khadem and Nedimovic, 1973. This belt is one of the most important provinces of Cu mineralization in Iran, with approximately 300 Cu deposits and prospects, includingtwenty of the porphyry copper type (Ghorbani, 2013. This belt, 300 km in length and 30–45 km width, is situated in the southern part of the Uramia-Dokhtar volcanic belt in central Iran (Shafiei, 2010. Zarasvandi (2004 has proposed that faulting has played a role in the location of copper deposition in this area. Methods of Investigation In order to check Zarasvandi’s hypothesis, the spatial relationship between faults and Cu deposits was investigated using remote sensing and GIS techniques together with field investigations in the Sar Cheshmeh area. The the following steps were used in this research: 1. Review of available data 2. Surface geology field studies 3. Preparation of digital overlay of Copper occurrences 4. Analysis of the relationshipof faulting to Copper occurrences Using remote sensing techniques, a geometrically corrected satellite image was filtered with high pass and Sharpen Edge filters to detect possible lineaments (Lillesand and Keifer, 2008; Sabins, 1996. Directional filters (45º, 90º, 135º and 180º were then applied to the processed image to enhance the linear structures. Subsequently,the major lineaments were documented in the field as major and minor faults (Safari et al., 2011. Four main faults, designated as the Rafsanjan, Mani, Gaud-e-Ahmar and Sar Cheshmeh faultswere determined to be major. These faults were digitized and overlaid on other data layers in GIS environment. The strikes, dips, striae and directions of movementof the faultswere measured at 20 locations in the field. Structural analyses were done with Rose diagrams, calculation of P-axes and preparation of a structural map. Copper occurrences on the

  17. Energy saving in the pig iron production in the blast furnace no. 5; Ahorro de energia en la produccion de arrabio en el alto horno No. 5

    Gil Diaz, Ricardo A.; J Quiroz, Francisco; Rodriguez, Rita Patricia; Banuelos Garza, Yolanda [Altos Hornos de Mexico, S. A., Coahuila (Mexico)

    1993-12-31

    . Summarizing, the modern practices in the use of the auxiliary fuels, implemented in the AHMSA blast furnaces, have derived benefits, succeeding in diminishing the productions costs in the pig iron production process, faced to the true need of standing out in the even more competitive world of iron and steel industry of the world. [Espanol] Altos Hornos de Mexico es una industria siderurgica integrada al Grupo Acereros del Norte, localizada en la ciudad de Monclova Coahuila, contando con una capacidad anual instalada de 3.1 MMT de acero liquido. Dentro de sus instalaciones, AHMSA cuenta con el alto horno de mayor capacidad instalado en Mexico, el alto horno No. 5, el cual tiene un volumen util de 2,163 metros cubicos disenado para producir 4,800 toneladas de arrabio por dia. La meta basica a lograr en las operaciones involucradas en la elaboracion de acero via elaboracion de arrabio en el alto horno, es la produccion de metal caliente al mas bajo costo posible y dentro de los requerimientos de calidad especificado por las acerias. El mas importante criterio para la medicion del exito alcanzado es el consumo de combustible por tonelada de arrabio producida, siendo el coque el principal combustible alimentado al alto horno y por ende el que mayor impacto tiene sobre el costo final del producto. AHMSA contemplo dentro de su plan estrategico, la disminucion de produccion de sus plantas coquizadoras derivadas del envejecimiento natural de sus hornos, consecuencia de esto se hace inminente el deficit de coque para producciones mayores de 2.6 MMT de acero liquido. En respuesta a esto, y ante la verdadera necesidad de disminuir los costos de produccion en el proceso de elaboracion de arrabio, se han implementado nuevas practicas en el uso de los combustibles auxiliares que sustituyan en parte el consumo de coque metalurgico como fuente de energia en el proceso del alto horno. El uso del gas natural, combustoleo y el incremento paulatino de la temperatura de soplo caliente, han

  18. Energy saving in the pig iron production in the blast furnace no. 5; Ahorro de energia en la produccion de arrabio en el alto horno No. 5

    Gil Diaz, Ricardo A.; J Quiroz, Francisco; Rodriguez, Rita Patricia; Banuelos Garza, Yolanda [Altos Hornos de Mexico, S. A., Coahuila (Mexico)

    1993-12-31

    . Summarizing, the modern practices in the use of the auxiliary fuels, implemented in the AHMSA blast furnaces, have derived benefits, succeeding in diminishing the productions costs in the pig iron production process, faced to the true need of standing out in the even more competitive world of iron and steel industry of the world. [Espanol] Altos Hornos de Mexico es una industria siderurgica integrada al Grupo Acereros del Norte, localizada en la ciudad de Monclova Coahuila, contando con una capacidad anual instalada de 3.1 MMT de acero liquido. Dentro de sus instalaciones, AHMSA cuenta con el alto horno de mayor capacidad instalado en Mexico, el alto horno No. 5, el cual tiene un volumen util de 2,163 metros cubicos disenado para producir 4,800 toneladas de arrabio por dia. La meta basica a lograr en las operaciones involucradas en la elaboracion de acero via elaboracion de arrabio en el alto horno, es la produccion de metal caliente al mas bajo costo posible y dentro de los requerimientos de calidad especificado por las acerias. El mas importante criterio para la medicion del exito alcanzado es el consumo de combustible por tonelada de arrabio producida, siendo el coque el principal combustible alimentado al alto horno y por ende el que mayor impacto tiene sobre el costo final del producto. AHMSA contemplo dentro de su plan estrategico, la disminucion de produccion de sus plantas coquizadoras derivadas del envejecimiento natural de sus hornos, consecuencia de esto se hace inminente el deficit de coque para producciones mayores de 2.6 MMT de acero liquido. En respuesta a esto, y ante la verdadera necesidad de disminuir los costos de produccion en el proceso de elaboracion de arrabio, se han implementado nuevas practicas en el uso de los combustibles auxiliares que sustituyan en parte el consumo de coque metalurgico como fuente de energia en el proceso del alto horno. El uso del gas natural, combustoleo y el incremento paulatino de la temperatura de soplo caliente, han