EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/132

The identity of the Hemitarsonemus species recently found in the Netherlands on Platycerium alcicorne remains to be determined

In the EPPO RS 2016/054, the presence of Hemitarsonemus tepidariorum (Acarida: Tarsonemidae) was reported for the first time in the Netherlands. The mite had been found on plants for planting of Platycerium alcicorne (Polypodiaceae) in one greenhouse. However, further verification of specimens by experts has showed that the first identification of the pest as Hemitarsonemus tepidariorum was probably incorrect. Further efforts are ongoing to determine the true identity of the Hemitarsonemus species found.


NPPO of the Netherlands (2016-06).