EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/057

First report of Eutetranychus orientalis in Serbia

During surveys conducted in Serbia in 2013-2017 and in 2018 and, the citrus brown mite Eutetranychus orientalis (Acari: Tetranychidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time. In Serbia, it was found in 13 locations (out of the 34 locations sampled) on 7 host plant species (Cydonia oblonga, Malus domestica, M. pumila, Prunus cerasus, P. domestica, P. persica, P. spinosa). Sour cherry (P. cerasus) and blackthorn (P. spinosa) are new host records for E. orientalis. This species was recorded on fruit trees both in plantations and small orchards, usually with visible symptoms of infestation. Symptoms of heavy infestation were observed in several locations.

The situation of Eutetranychus orientalis in Serbia can be described as: Present, restricted distribution. 

Additional note: The following species of potential economic importance are also reported for the first time in Serbia: Oligonychus bicolor, Oligonychus platani, Tetranychus canadensis, Tetranychus ludeni.


Marić I, Međo I, Marčić D, Petanović R, Jovanović S, Ueckermann EA (2021) Spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) from Serbia: new species for the country and the Balkan Peninsula, with a key to all known Serbian species. Systematic & Applied Acarology 26(1), 304–316.