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Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite)

Wikipedia Abstract

The broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus, is a microscopic species of mite found on many species of plants, including important agricultural species such as grapes, apples, and other fruits. Broad mites are also currently affecting cannabis plants, as the industry matures with legalization. The mites are found in many areas throughout the world and are major pests in greenhouses. A P.
View Wikipedia Record: Polyphagotarsonemus latus

Prey / Diet

Camellia sinensis (tea)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[1]
Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree)[1]
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aculops lycopersici1
Cuspicona simplex2
Oemona hirta1
Pseudococcus hypergaeus1
Sidnia kinbergi1
Tetra martini1
Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite)1


New Zealand(Native);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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