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Tetranychus yusti,1 a Spider Mite of Potential Economic Importance2

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The description and development of the various stages of Tetranychus yusti McGregor are presented. The female requires 9-10 days and the male 8 1/2-9 1/2 days to develop at 25.5. On an average a female lays 4.5 eggs per day and lives 21 days, but it can lay up to 158 eggs and live up to 35 days. More than 85 plant species were tested as host plants, and representatives of the Leguminosae, Malacca, Gramineae, and Compositae proved most suitable. The chances of this spider mite to become economically important are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1971

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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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