Aceria mangiferae

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Aceria mangiferae Sayed - (mango bud mite)

The mite is found in the Near East and parts of Africa, the Americas and Asia. It attacks the developing buds of mango trees. Affected buds become distorted, with a "cauliflower"-like shape. Plant growth is reduced and young trees become stunted. Yield is severely affected. A generation develops over a period of about 2-3 weeks and there can be up to 8 generations per year. The adult mite is elongated and cylindrical, about 0.2 mm long.

Eriophyes mangiferae