Mites associated with coffee plants (Coffea spp.) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Part I. Mesostigmata
Keywords:Acari, coffee, taxonomy
AbstractThe objective of this study was to carry out a survey of mite species belonging to the order Mesostigmata on Coffea spp. in different localities of the State of São Paulo. Samples of coffee (Coffea spp.) leaves and branches were collected in 27 municipalities of the State of São Paulo, in different periods of the year. All collected mites were mounted in Hoyer's medium on microscope slides. The identification of mites was at species level when possible. Thirty-nine mite species were identified, belonging to the families Ameroseiidae, Ascidae, Laelapidae, Macrochelidae, Parasitidae, Phytoseiidae and to a group for which the family is still not defined, Africoseius sp.
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Mineiro, J. L. de C., Raga, A., Sato, M. E., & Lofego, A. C. (2009). Mites associated with coffee plants (Coffea spp.) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Part I. Mesostigmata. Biota Neotropica, 9(1). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/492