oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Ecology of the citrus red mite. Panonychus citri (McGregor), (Acarina: Tetranychidae) in South Africa I. The seasonal abundance of P. citri in an orchard under natural control

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Population changes of Panonychus citri (McG.) were studied during 1966-67 at Addo, eastern Cape Province, in an orange orchard that had not been treated with insecticides or acaricides since 1961. The maximum numbers occurred between March and June and between August and September. Variations in numbers were related to fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity.

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