Amblyseius andersoni is parasitoid of Eriophyidae
Remarks: captive: in captivity, culture, or experimentally induced
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:220
Specimens with Barcodes:209
Species With Barcodes:11
Eriophyidae is a family of more than 200 genera of mites, which live as plant parasites, commonly causing galls or other damage to the plant tissues and hence known as gall mites. About 3,600 species have been described, but this is probably less than 10% of the actual number existing in this poorly researched family. They are tiny, microscopic mites and are yellow to pinkish white to purplish in color. The mites are worm like, and have only two pairs of legs. Their primary method of population spread is by wind. They affect a wide range of plants, and several are major pest species causing substantial economic damage to crops. Some species, however, are used as biological agents to control weeds and invasive plant species.
Notable species in this family include:
- Abacarus hystrix, the cereal rust mite
- Abacarus sacchari, the sugarcane rust mite
- Acalitus essigi, the redberry mite, which blackberries
- Aceria chondrillae, the chondrilla gall mite, an agent of biological control against skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea)
- Aceria guerreronis, a mite of coconuts
- Aceria malherbae, the bindweed gall mite, an agent of biological control against field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
- Eriophyes padi, a mite that causes cherry pouch galls on black cherry trees
- "Pentamerus" Roivainen, 1951 (non Sowerby, 1813: preoccupied)
- Digital museum of Nature: Classification of Eriophyoid Mites
- Fauna Europaea
- Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog: Eriophyidae
EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.
To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!