Tetranychus gigas Pritchard & Baker, 1955



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Brazil & USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pritchard, E. and Baker, E. W. (1955). A revision of the spider mite family Tetranychidae. Pacific Coast Entomological Society Memoirs 2: 1-472.


Other references:

Baker, E. W. and Tuttle, D. M. (1994). A Guide to the Spider Mites (Tetranychidae) of the United States. Indira, Michigan, 347 pp.

Bolland, H. R., Gutierrez, J. and Flechtmann, C. H. W. (1998). World Catalogue of the Spider Mite Family (Acari: Tetranychidae). Brill, Leiden, 392 pp.

Návia, Denise and Flechtmann, Carlos H. W. (2004). Rediscovery and redescription of Tetranychus gigas (Acari, Prostigmata, Tetranychidae). Zootaxa 547: 1-8.

Santos, R. S., de Moraes, G. J., Salimena, F. R. G., & Ferreira, C. D. A. (2016). Priva lappulacea (L.) Pers. (Verbenaceae): nova hospedeira de Tetranychus gigas Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tetranychidae) no Brasil / Priva lappulacea (L.) Pers. (Verbenaceae): New Host of Tetranychus gigas Pritchard & Baker
(Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil
. EntomoBrasilis 9(3): 216-219.

Tuttle, D. M., Baker, E. W. and Abbatiello, M. (1974). Spider mites from northwestern and north central Mexico (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 171: 1-18.


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