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Type: Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30
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The banana rust mite, Phyllocoptruta musae Keifer (Eriophyidae), an invasive mite in the Caribbean presenting an unusual sexual behavior

Universidad Tecnológica del Cibao Oriental, UTECO. Ave. Universitaria 100. C.P.43000, Cotui, Provincia Sánchez Ramírez, Dominican Republic, Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales, IDIAF. Rafael Augusto Sánchez 89, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Escuela Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz”, ESALQ/Universidade de São Paulo, USP- Campus Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Brasília, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Departamento de Sanidad Vegetal, Ministerio de Agricultura, Regional de Mao, Provincia Valverde, Dominican Republic
Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales, IDIAF. Rafael Augusto Sánchez 89, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Department of Entomology,University of Kentucky-Research and Education Center, 1205 Hopkinsville Street P.O. Box 469, Princeton, KY 42445, USA
CBGP, INRAE, CIRAD, Institut Agro, IRD, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France. CBGP Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations (UMR CBGP), CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France
Musa acuminata invasive pest quarantine Neotropics Dominican Republic


The banana rust mite, Phyllocoptruta musae Keifer, 1955 (Eriophyidae), was observed for the first time in the Caribbean in 2020, in Dominican Republic, in the Línea Noroeste region, Valverde and Monte Cristi provinces, infesting Musa acuminata plantations (Gran Enano and Williams hybrids) (Gómez-Moya et al., 2021). This eriophyid mite was described from Queensland, Australia on Musa x paradisiaca L. (Keifer, 1955). In the Eastern Hemisphere, besides Australia P. musae had been reported from China, in the autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang; on Hainan Island, and in Thailand (Li et al., 2007; Tan et al., 2014; Chandrapatya et al., 2016; Amrine & de Lillo, personnal communication). In Australia infestations were reported causing fruit spotting (Keifer, 1955).


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