Host feeding, damage and control of the mushroom pest, Brennandania lambi (Acari: Pygmephoroidea) in China

  title={Host feeding, damage and control of the mushroom pest, Brennandania lambi (Acari: Pygmephoroidea) in China},
  author={Ju-fang Wu and Zhi-qiang Zhang},
  journal={Experimental \& Applied Acarology},
The pygmephoroid mite, Brennandania lambi (Krczal), is the most serious mite pest of mushroom production in Shanghai. China. This mite could not develop and reproduce on the mycelia of Lentinus edodes, Flammulina velutipes, Pleurotus ostreatus or Pleutotus sajor-caju, but 12–20% of the females survived 15 to 31 days on these hosts, whereas all mites died after 8 days in absence of food. When fed the mycelia of Auricularia polytricha, B. lambi adults could become gravid and reproduce but active… 

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