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Species Aculops cannabicola - Hemp Russet Mite

Hemp Russet Mite - Aculops cannabicola Hemp Russet Mites - Aculops cannabicola
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Trombidiformes
Suborder Prostigmata (Prostigs)
Infraorder Eleutherengona
No Taxon (Raphignathina)
Superfamily Eriophyoidea
Family Eriophyidae (gall mites)
Genus Aculops
Species cannabicola (Hemp Russet Mite)
Page creation based on the identification of these images by John McPartland, a leading authority on pests and diseases of Cannabis.
Probably an introduced species, along with its food plant.
Print References
McPartland, J.M., R.C. Clarke, and D.P. Watson. 2000. Hemp Diseases and Pests. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.(1)
McPartland, John M. and Karl W. Hillig. 2003. The Hemp Russet Mite. Journal of Industrial Hemp 8(2): 107-112.
Internet References
PDF including diagnostic drawings and species description as published by the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.
Works Cited
1.Hemp Diseases and Pests
McPartland, J. M., R. C. Clarke, D. P. Watson . 2000. CABI Publishing.