Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarsonemus latus (Banks 1904)
Female:0.2 mm. Male: 0.11mm
Cosmopolitan, possibly introduced. Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Many fruit and vegetable crops including bittermelon, Chinese waxgourd, chiso, chrysanthemum, cucumber, edible gourds, eggplant, green beans, guava, hyotan, macadamia, mango, papaya, passion fruit, pepper, pikake, plumeria, poha (ground cherry), pumpkin, tomato, watercress, winged bean, and yardlong beans.
From egg to adult: 4 to 6 days.