Exotic Pest Reporting
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Chilean false red mite
Chilean false red mite (Brevipalpus chilensis) is a mite of citrus fruits and grapes. It is a native of Chile and was first detected in 1949.
This arthropod can be a pest of many soft fruits. Cold storage treatments during fruit movement can destroy the pest.