oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A revision of the spider mites (Acarina: Tetranychidae) of South Africa with descriptions of a new genus and new species

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This taxonomic study comprises a general review of the distribution, classification and external morphology of the phytophagous Tetranychidae of South Africa. Sixteen species are descriptionbed of which Oligonychus proteae and Parapetrobia (n.gen.) capensis are new to science. Keys to the genera and species are given and a list of the known host plants follows the descriptionption of each species.

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