Tetranychus gigas Pritchard & Baker, 1955



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Brazil & USA












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.

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


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