Spider Mites of Japan: Their Biology and Control

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Spider mite biology and control in Japan were reviewed. Seventy-eight spider mite species of 16 genera (Family Tetranychidae) have been recorded in Japan. Several of the species recently described were separated from a species complex comprising strains with different ecological performance such as host range. These separations were first supported by crossing experiments and then confirmed by molecular genetic studies. Spider mite control in Japan is still dependent on heavy acaricide spraying in order to attain products of extremely high quality. The commercial use of natural enemies in spider mite management has just started.

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Takafuji, A., Ozawa, A., Nemoto, H. et al. Spider Mites of Japan: Their Biology and Control. Exp Appl Acarol 24, 319–335 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006453209154

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  • spider mites
  • genetic marker
  • acaricide
  • pest management
  • biological control
  • diapause
  • Tetranychus kanzawai
  • Tetranychus urticae