Sustainable Population of Pentamerismus Taxi (Acari, Tenuipalpidae) Beyond the Zone of Its Natural Habitation in Ukraine

L. M. Bondareva 1 , P. Y. Chumak 2  and S. I. Bondariev 1
  • 1 National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, , Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2 Acad. O. V. Fomin Botanical Garden of Educational and Scientifi c Centre “Institute of Biology and Medicine” of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, , Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract

In 2010, Pentamerismus taxi (Haller, 1877) was revealed in the Acad. O. V. Fomin Botanical Garden (Kyiv). Th is is the northernmost border (51˚31′N) of expansion of this phytophage in Ukraine. Th e mite most severely infests Taxus baccata L. plants and all varieties of this species. Th is mite has not been found on the plants of T. canadensis March. and T. cuspidata Siebold et Zucc. ex Endl. Appearance of a new dangerous pest requires further close study of this species.

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