Mango leaf coating mites

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Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

Mango leaf coating mite (Cisaberoptus kenyae)

Minor Pest Description

The mango leafcoating mite is tiny (about 0.2 mm), light coloured and cigar shaped. It cannot be seen with the naked eye. The mites leave in groups under a white coating on the upper leaf surface. The white coating can be easily rubbed off by hand. Leaves covered with the white coating tend to turn yellow and drop prematurely. In general, the coating has minimal effect on fruit yield.


Minor Pest What to do.
  • Remove and destroy leaves with white coating.
  • Usually no further control measures are needed.
Minor Pest Position
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Pest Type
Host Plants
Mango (Revised)