Flat Mites of the World

Brevipalpus californicus sensu lato

Authority

Banks

Taxonomic history

Banks

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

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)

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

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

* - 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