Oligonychus sacchari

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Oligonychus sacchari
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Tetranychidae
Genus: Oligonychus
Species: O. sacchari
Binomial name
Oligonychus sacchari
(McGregor, 1942)
Synonyms

Paratetranychus sacchari McGregor, 1942[1]

Oligonychus sacchari, the sugarcane mite, yellow mite or sugarcane yellow mite, is a species of mite.

Ecology[edit]

The main plant host for O. sacchari is sugar cane, but it also been observed on other grasses, including Bambusa arundinacea, Setaria italica, Sorghum arundinaceum, Sorghum halepense and Sorghum vulgare, and an orchid of the genus Dendrobium.[2][3]

Taxonomy[edit]

Oligonychus sacchari was first described by E. A. McGregor in 1942 under the name Paratetranychus sacchari.[3] The type specimen was living on sugar cane on the island of Puerto Rico.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. A. McGregor (1942). "A new spinning mite attacking sugar cane in Puerto Rico". Journal of the Agricultural University of Puerto Rico. 26: 91–94. 
  2. ^ a b "Oligonychus sacchari (McGregor, 1942)". Spider Mites Web. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b H. R. Bolland; Jean Gutierrez; Carlos H. W. Flechtmann (1998). World Catalogue of the Spider Mite Family (Acari: Tetranychidae). Brill Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-11087-8.