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Aculops lycopersici

Basic information
Scientific name Aculops lycopersici

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Common names Tomato russet mite
Higher taxon Eriophydae, Prostigmata, Aracnida, Arthropoda
Natural range Subtropical regions of the world.
Habitat Prefer to warm and dry habitat. Usually emerges in greenhouse.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Okinawa, Aichi, Shizuoka, Saitama, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Tochigi, Gumma, Yamanashi, and Niigata Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1986 (0kinawa), 1991 (Aichi), 1992 (Shizuoka), 1994 (Saitama and Kanagawa), 1995 (Tokyo and Tochigi), 1996 (Gumma), 1999 (Yamanashi and Niigata).
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on Solanaceae plants, especially tomato.
Impact Damage on agriculture. Parasite leaf of Polanaceae plants, especially tomato.
Affected organism: Polanaceae crops, especially tomato.
Regulation in Japan Eriophyidae is designated as a Quarantine Pest
Introduced range in other countries Unknown
Reference Notes
100 of the Japan’s Worst Invasive Alien Species