Qualitative Study of Mite Fauna Associated with Apple Foliage in New Jersey1

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Twenty-one species of mites, distributed among 10 families, were collected from apple foliage in New jersey. Within the family Phytoseiidae. Amblyseius fallacis (Garman) predominated in sprayed orchards but was replaced by Typhlodromus pomi (Parrott) in abandoned orchards. Panonychus ulmi (Koch), a major pest in commercial Orchards, occurred sporadically in abandoned orchards and was replaced by Bryobia sp. in derelict orchards. Other common species were the detritus-feeders Czenspinskia lordi Nesbitt and Tarsonemus selifer Ewing, an eriophyid Aculus schlechlendali (Nalepa), and several species in the families Stigmaeidae and Tydeidae. The most diverse mite fauna was found in orchards which were abandoned but still vigorous.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1972

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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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