Notes on Phytophagous and Predatory Mites of Arizona1

Authors: BIBBY, F.F.; TUTTLE, D.M.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 52, Number 2, April 1959 , pp. 186-190(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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This paper is an annotated list of 38 Arizona species of phytophagous mites, 2 of which are probably undescribed, and of 13 species of predatory mites, 3 of which are probably undescribed. The list is based upon collections made by the writers and associates during the past 6 years and upon collections of others in the meantime and previously. The host(s), place(s) and date(s) of collection, an occasional notation as to degree of infestation and other information, considered pertinent and timely, are included.

Of the phytophagous mites, the records indicate that Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Bois.) is the dominant species, with T. desertorum Banks, T. telarius (L.), Petrobia latens (Müll.) and Bryobia praetiosa Koch following in the order given. Of economic importance to crops in Arizona, the data contained in the paper indicate that the above named species rank ill the same order as their dominance, with Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) probably coming next, in either category.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1959

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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