Tenuipalpidae is one of the most important families of phytophagous mites. Several tenuipalpid species are considered pests of many crops around the world. They also are known as flat mites and false spider mites.
This database contains updated taxonomic information about the tenuipalpid species described, based mostly on Mesa et al. (2009). It was prepared according to the taxonomic system provided in Mesa et al. (2009) and Beard et al. (2012) (Flat Mites of the World, available from: http://idtools.org/id/mites/flatmites/), and contains information about 1080 named species.
Castro, E.B., Mesa, N.C., Feres, R.J.F., Moraes, G.J.de, Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J. & Demite, P.R. (current year) Tenuipalpidae Database.
Available from: http://www.tenuipalpidae.ibilce.unesp.br (accessed XX/XX/XXXX).
Castro, E.B., Mesa, N.C., Feres, R.J.F., Moraes, G.J.de, Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J. & Demite, P.R. (2020) A newly available database of an important family of phytophagous mites: Tenuipalpidae Database. Zootaxa, 4868 (4), 577–583. [PDF]