Transparent mite (Tarsonemidae)


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Polyphagotarsonemus Latus | SenpoliaTarsonemidae mite family is quite large and includes a variety of species. In general, this species of mites feeding on different species of fungi mycelium.
They discovered quite aggressive species, species such as mites Acarapis, dreaded pests of bees.

Special Representatives, that feed on plants, bad for cyclamen, strawberry, azaleelor, begonias, orchid, lily, African violets, gloxiniilor etc..
On two species of this parasite Gesneriaceae family Phytonemus pallidus or cyclamen mite (of strawberry) and transparent mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus or gases. In English literature these creatures are called Broad Mite.

Transparent mite emissions can be found in the literature under the name of Hemitarsonemus latus and that of cyclamate as Tarsonemus pallidus.
It is quite difficult to distinguish the species in question without a microscope powerful. Cyclamen mite has the claw feet, whereas the hothouse they mite lacking. One has a length of up to 0.3 mm, celalalt corduroy the 0.2 mm. A mite has a body shape slightly elongated than the other. It is important that both mites damage plants in a similar manner and methods of combating them are identical.

Dust mites are tiny Tarsonemidae. Finding them is impossible without a microscope. Even with a microscope it is possible that these parasites not notice on the affected plants. For this reason it is necessary to know where and how they can be found specimens in question.
If we deal with houseplants, mites in question must be sought in flower buds, young leaf folds located near the apical growing point, folds of the leaf stems. Here the humidity is high, and high humidity condition of prosperity is the main pest in question.

Transparent female body greenhouse mite is round or elongated- round if the cyclamen acrianului, size 0.18-0.3 mm. This pike, yellowish translucent, -yellow or yellowish-brown vierzui.
Sometimes, the body of the parasite, observe a longitudinal stripe which widens in front and back of the body mite. These are the mite digestive organs, cell filled with juice. Both species have 4 pairs of legs, females fourth pair of legs is thinner compared to the first three pairs.

Males are smaller than females. They are much more massive limbs compared with those of females, and the third pair of legs is longer than the fourth.
Mite does not support transparent gases with low air humidity, in this environment the mites eggs would be compromised. The help jump males, carrying eggs, larvae and even females ,they are more massive than, in an environment, namely in buds of the plant ajar.

Mite egg white transparent greenhouse length is 0.1 mm. Egg surface points visible row convex. Transparent female mite greenhouse submit one single egg.
In schimb, cyclamen mite females lay eggs in groups 2-3. They are translucent.
The larvae of the first stage of development has three pairs of legs. Actively moving surface and feeds on plant cell juice of the leaves. Larva located in the second stage of development is immobile, not feed and has the body covered with a double crust, because with the passage of the second stage of development, not transparent mite larva loses first crust. At this stage of development, the larva does not take effect no acaricide.

Violeta africana contaminata cu polyphagotarsonemus latus | Senpolia

African violet contaminata cu Polyphagotarsonemus latus


Plants invaded by mites in question have slowed growth, new leaves are twisted and deformed, flowers are very small and unsightly (have fine white spots). Diseased plants flowers distort and ceases to be open. With time the plant dies.
Transparent greenhouse mite grow much faster than the cyclamen. At high temperatures, the first breed a generation develops 4-5 days, while the second species in 7-8 days.

This is an important clue in determining the schedule of chemical treatment plant. In terms of the greenhouse can be used Actelicul- a second treatment period of 5 days. In apartments is suitable for the use of the FITOVERM, ACTOFIT's and Acarina's - 3-4 handler every three days.
It will splatter of plant growth points, rozetei base, the apical growth of leaves, leaf petiolii. Flower buds will remove from contaminated plant.


Comments to Transparent mite (Tarsonemidae)

  • polyphagotarsonemizii attack and plants of fam. solonaceae (fat and chopped peppers prefer but other subspecies) and can effectively combat the Vertimec 0,08%-0,1% ,Envidor ass 0,04%. ,sanmite , milbecknock etc.. How have not assimilating is equipped with a binocular or a microscope can be used for advanced symptoms of the attack which took place here, many of the growers can often confuse the attack as being an illness caused by other ag. pathogens,,the site is helpful and educational for. vegetable flowers practitioners etc.Thanks for, ptr. their effort and affirm that the information and knowledge is power

    ing. Carol Gagnon 26 April, 2011 7:58 pm
  • Thanks for the added information!

    Nina 28 April, 2011 5:59 pm
  • thank you

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