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8 September 2021 First report of damage and population dynamics of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) on Euterpe oleracea (Arecaceae) in the State of Bahia, Brazil
Felipe Micali Nuvoloni, Laiza Mirelle Santos Andrade, Elizeu Barbosa Castro, José Marcos Rezende, Marcel Santos De Araújo
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The presence of the red palm mite Raoiella indica Hirst, was recorded on açaí, Euterpe oleracea Mart. (Arecaceae), in Porto Seguro, Bahia State, northeastern Brazil. We evaluated the population dynamics of R. indica from September 2019 to February 2020. The population outbreak and most severe damage caused by R. indica was observed in February, a period of highest temperatures and low relative humidity. This is the first report of damage caused by the red palm mite on E. oleracea in Brazil. Management practices must be implemented to avoid intercropping açaí with other hosts of this mite e.g. coconut, banana and palm trees in order to minimize the occurrence and damage of R. indica on such agrosystems.

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Felipe Micali Nuvoloni, Laiza Mirelle Santos Andrade, Elizeu Barbosa Castro, José Marcos Rezende, and Marcel Santos De Araújo "First report of damage and population dynamics of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) on Euterpe oleracea (Arecaceae) in the State of Bahia, Brazil," Systematic and Applied Acarology 26(9), 1769-1775, (8 September 2021). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.26.9.10
Received: 14 July 2021; Accepted: 14 August 2021; Published: 8 September 2021
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