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|Title:||Mites (Arachnida: Acari) collected on rubber trees Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A.Juss.) Müll.Arg. in Santana, Amapá state, Brazil.|
|Authors:||DEUS, E. G.|
SOUZA, M. S. M.
MINEIRO, J. L. C.
SANTOS, R. S.
|Affiliation:||Embrapa Amapá; Universidade do Estado do Amapá (UEAP); Instituto Biológico; RICARDO ADAIME DA SILVA, CPAF-AP; RODRIGO SOUZA SANTOS, CPAF-AC.|
|Citation:||Brazilian Journal of Biology, São Carlos, v. 72, n. 4, p. 915-918, nov. 2012.|
|Description:||The purpose of this study was to elaborate a preliminary list of the mite species associated with rubber trees in the municipality of Santana, in the state of Amapá, Brazil. Two collections of rubber tree leaves were conducted on May 2nd and June 5th , 2010. Twenty-five plants were sampled at random. Three leaves were collected per plant, from the lower third of the crown. The samples were placed in paper bags, packed in an isothermal box chilled gel-based pulp plant (Gelo-X®), and transported to the Entomology Laboratory at Embrapa Amapá, in Macapá. The leaflets were examined under a stereomicroscope, and the mites found on the adaxial and abaxial surfaces of the leaves were collected with a stilet, mounted on microscope slides in Hoyer?s medium, and later identified. We collected a total of 1,722 mites of 10 families: Acaridae, Cunaxidae, Eriophyidae, Iolinidae, Phytoseiidae, Stigmaeidae, Tarsonemidae, Tenuipalpidae, Tydeidae, and Winterschmidtiidae, in addition to unidentified species of the suborders Oribatida and Astigmatina. The family Phytoseiidae represented only 2.90% of specimens collected, but showed the highest species richness (5 species). The only representative of Tenuipalpidae was Tenuipalpus heveae Baker, 1945, but 81.13% of the mites collected in this study belonged to this species.|
Praga de planta
|NAL Thesaurus:||Plant pests|
Current population survey.
Plagas de plantas
Sondeo de la Población Actual.
|Type of Material:||Artigo de periódico|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAF-AC)|
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