Report of Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) in species of the genus Nicotiana (Solanaceae)




greenhouse, Nicotiana alata, Nicotiana forgetiana, spider mites


Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard, 1960 (Tetranychidae) is a phytophagous mite with wide distribution and high importance for agriculture. This study reports the occurrence of T. evansi in Nicotiana alata Link & Otto, Nicotiana forgetiana Sander ex W. Watson (Solanaceae) and their putative hybrids in a greenhouse in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Different stages of development of T. evansi were found in N. alata and N. forgetiana and in their putative hybrids.


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Da-Costa, T., Couto, M. A. M. S., Ferla, J. J., Ferla, N. J., & Soares, G. L. G. (2022). Report of Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) in species of the genus Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Entomological Communications, 4, ec04042.



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