Aceria guerreronis

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Aceria guerreronis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Prostigmata
Family: Eriophyidae
Genus: Aceria
Species: A. guerreronis
Binomial name
Aceria guerreronis
Keifer, 1965

The eriophyid coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis, is a mite which infests coconut plantations.[1] It is economically devastating, and can destroy up to 90% of coconut production. The immature nuts are infested and injured by mites feeding in the portion covered by the perianth of the immature nut.[2]

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  1. ^ Denise Navia, Gilberto J. de Moraes & Ranyse B. Querino (2006). "Geographic morphological variation in the coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae): a geometric morphometric analysis". International Journal of Acarology 32 (3): 301–314. doi:10.1080/01647950608684473. 
  2. ^ Sharon Angella McDonald (July 9, 1997). Infestation patterns of the coconut mite, Eriophyes guerreronis (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae), on coconuts and resulting yield loss in eastern Jamaica (Master of Science thesis). Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

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