Flat Mites of the World

Brevipalpus californicus sensu lato

Authority

Banks

Taxonomic history

Tenuipalpus californicus - original designation

Hystripalpus californicus - Mitrofanov & Strunkova (1979)

Synonyms

B. browningi Baker 1949:382 (Palestine) [syn. Pritchard and Baker 1958]

B. confusus Baker 1949:380 (USA - MD) [syn. Pritchard and Baker 1958]

B. woglumi McGregor 1949:19 (USA - CA) [syn. Pritchard and Baker 1951]

Tenuipalpus australis Tucker 1926:3 (South Africa, Zimbabwe) [syn. Pritchard and Baker 1958]

T. vitis Womersley 1940:241 (Australia) [syn. Pritchard and Baker 1958]

Suspected synonyms

B. huananis Ma & Yuan

B. junicus Ma & Yuan

Species group characters

B. californicus species group (sensu Baker & Tuttle 1987) = f2 present; tarsus II with 2 solenidia; palp 4-segmented with 3 distal setae; dorsal central setae (c1, d1, e1) different in shape to dorsal lateral setae (c3, d3, e3)

Characters

see Brevipalpus californicus group species A, B, C

Distribution based on confirmed specimens

Australia, Ecuador, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA (*CA, HI, MD, TX)

* - holotype

Hosts based on confirmed specimens

Annonaceae (Chirimoya sp.); Arecaceae (coconut Cocos nucifera); Bignoniaceae (Begonia sp.); Convolvulaceae (sweet potato Ipomoea batatas); Lauraceae (avocado Persea americana); Geraniaceae (Geranium sp.); Orchidaceae (Aerangis sp., Dendrobium sp., Renanthera monachica); Pinaceae (Abies sp.); Rutaceae (Choisya ternataCitrus spp., C. aurantifoliaC. limonC. nobilis var. deliciosaC. reticulataC. paradisiC. sinensis*, C. tangerina, orange*); Theaceae (tea Camellia sinensis)

* - holotype

Remarks

Mites identified as Brevipalpus californicus sensu lato were found to be strongly associated with the nuclear citrus leprosis viruses, citrus leprosis virus N (CiLV-N) and citrus necrotic spot virus (CiNSV) (Roy et al. 2015).

Roy, A., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Shao, J., León, M.G., Melzer, M.J., Beard, J.J., Otero-Colina, G., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. & Brlansky, R.H. (2015) Role bending: complex relationships between viruses, hosts and vectors related to citrus leprosies, an emerging disease. Phytopathology (in press).

References

Baker (1949); *Banks (1904); McGregor (1949); Mesa et al. (2009); Mitrofanov & Strunkova (1979); Tucker (1926); Womersley (1940)

* - original description