Denise Navia

Denise Navia
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) | INRAE · Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations (CBGP)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Systematics and Integrative taxonomy for agricultural mites; Prevention and management of invasive mites; Predatory mites and ecosystems services; Genomics and metagenomics for plant mites

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Publications (161)
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The red palm mite Raoiella indica Hirst (Tenuipalpidae) was first reported in the New World in 2004, dispersing quickly and widely while adopting new plant species as hosts. Since then, it has caused severe damage in this region, especially to coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). It was first found in Brazil in 2009, in the northern Amazonian state of Rora...
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The red palm mite (RPM), Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), is an invasive phytophagous mite that was recently introduced into The Americas. The predatory mite Amblyseius largoensis Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae) has been the only natural enemy consistently found in association with RPM. This study aimed to determine if A. largoensis populat...
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Phytophagous mites belonging to the Eriophyoidea are extremely diverse and highly host-specific. Their accurate morphological identification is hampered by their reduced size and simplified bodies and by the existence of cryptic species complexes. Previous studies have demonstrated the urgency of applying multisource methods to accurate taxonomic i...
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The false spider mite Brevipalpus yothersi infests a broad host plant range and has become one of the most economically important species within the genus Brevipalpus. This phytophagous mite inflicts damage by both feeding on plants and transmitting plant viruses. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence of the false spider mite, which is al...
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Several surveys were conducted between 2010 and 2012 in the Brazilian range Serra do Espinhaço, a highly biodiverse region extending more than 1000 km in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais. We report in this paper eight species of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes collected on natural, non-cultivated, vegetation. Two of these species are described, ill...
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Predatory mites represent important biological control agents and those belonging to the Phytoseiidae family are the most promising for the control of phytophagous mites and small insects. The control of key pests of tomato and other solanaceous crops, highlighting phytophagous mites, has been a challenge and the biological control constitutes a pr...
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The banana rust mite, Phyllocoptruta musae Keifer, is reported for the first time from the Neotropics, in the Dominican Republic. The current known distribution of this pest is provided. Comparisons are made to other Neotropical species of Phyllocoptruta genus, and descriptions with photos are provided of the injury to plants.
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The superfamily Eriophyoidea constitute a group of phytophagous mites of particular economic and evolutionary interest due to their intimate association with host plants and their agricultural importance as harmful or beneficial organisms. Studies on the Eriophyoidea fauna in Brazil started in the early 1900s with botanical works on cecidias and we...
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The results of a survey of Eriophyoidea mites on wild and cultivated Solanaceae plants in Central Brazil are presented. Five new taxa associated with plants in the genus Solanum are described and illustrated. They include one new genus with type species belonging to Phyllocoptinae, Calacarini - Viginticus lupusmalum gen. nov. & sp. nov.; two new sp...
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Brevipalpus contains about 290 species, some of which are considered of economic importance. In spite of their agricultural importance, the species diversity is scarcely known in several regions around the world, notably on wild plants. In this work a new species collected on an endemic ivy of the Azores Archipelago, Hedera azorica Carrière (Aralia...
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The genus Leonseius Chant & McMurtry (Phytoseiidae: Typhlodrominae) was proposed to accommodate Typhloseiopsis regularis De Leon, 1965, a species with a troubled taxonomic history that was previously classified in the genera Typhlodromus Scheuten, Diadromus Athias-Henriot and Chanteius Wainstein. Due to its Amblyseius-like appearance (long s4, Z4 a...
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Texas citrus mite, Eutetranychus banksi (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae: Tetranychinae), considered a serious pest of the citrus crop in some countries, is reported for the first time on mahogany seedlings (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) in Brazil, causing foliar tanning with chlorotic spots and premature fall of leaves.
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The red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst, is a threat to coconut, banana and native Arecaceae and Heliconiaceae in Brazil. This mite originated in the Eastern Hemisphere and was first reported in 2004 in the Americas, where the pest is spreading quickly and causing severe damage to its host plants. The objective of this work was to determine the li...
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The false spider mite Brevipalpus yothersi infests a broad host plant range and has become one of the most economically important species within the genus Brevipalpus. This phytophagous mite inflicts damage by both feeding on plants and transmitting plant viruses. Here, we report the first draft genome se- quence of the false spider mite, which is...
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A new species of Tenuipalpus Donnadieu (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), Tenuipalpus odoratus Souza, Castro & Oliveira sp. nov., is described from females, males, deutonymphs, protonymphs and larvae collected on Cedrela odorata L. (Meliaceae) from Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil. A proposed ontogeny of leg chaetotaxy is also included.
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Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) is an important pest of coconut trees (Cocos nucifera L., Arecaceae). This mite is recorded for the first time in Espírito Santo state. This pest species was collected in coconut trees, and pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii O'Brien, Arecaceae) in the municipalities of Guarapari, Vila Velha and Vitória...
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The accurate characterization of biological control agents is a key step in control programs. Recently, Amblyseius largoensis from Thailand were introduced in Brazil to evaluate their efficiency for the control of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica. The aim of this study was to confirm their identification and to characterize the population from Th...
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Mites (Acariformes, Parasitiformes) are considered one of the largest groups in Arthropoda, with estimated numbers from 3 to over 10 million species. The majority of mites are small, with most of them being from ~100 um to 1,000 um, with color tones that help to camouflage them with the environment, making them difficult to detect at ports of entry...
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Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) is an emerging virus in South America that threatens cereal production. Genetic resistance is used in other regions as an effective strategy for management of this disease. The susceptibility of Argentine and Brazilian wheat cultivars to two WSMV isolates was evaluated. WSMV Argentinian isolates were evaluated follo...
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A new vagrant species of Diptilomiopidae mite, in the Diptacus Keifer, 1951 genus, namely Diptacus rubuscolum sp. nov., living on the lower leaf surface of blackberry-Rubus sp. (Rosaceae) in South Brazil, is described and illustrated. In addition, Acalitus orthomerus Keifer, 1951, for the first time reported in Brazil and even in South America; a s...
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The aim of this work is to report the presence of Aculus schlechtendali (Nalepa, 1890) (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) (Apple rust mite—ARM), in apple orchards of Serra Gaúcha, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Surveys were conducted from apple leaves of Gala cultivar in a commercial orchard of Vacaria County (S 28' 34.540 W 050' 52.153) in the Northe...
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Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: tenuipalpidae), commonly known as the red palm mite (RPM), is an invasive polyphagous pest, which has emerged as a threat to agriculture in the Americas. In the Americas, the mite has not only spread quickly, but also greatly extended its host range in the new areas where it has been observed. We present here new recor...
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The cacao bud mite, Aceria reyesi (Nuzzaci 1973) (Eriophyidae), reported as causing serious damage to the cacao tree in Central and South America, is studied based on type specimens from Venezuela and adults and immatures specimens from Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Bahia and Rondônia, offering a supplementary descriptio...
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The fauna of phytoseiid mites (Phytoseiidae) is still scarcely known in the Azores archipelago. A survey was conducted in the islands of Pico, Faial and Flores where phytoseiid mites were collected from native, cultivated and invasive plants. Twenty-two species were collected, nine of which represent new records for the Azores. Five new species, Ne...
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Two new eriophyoid mite species are described from the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao L. (Malvaceae) – the Diptilomiopidae Davisella trevisani n. sp. Rodrigues, Navia & Oliveira, from Brazil; and the Eriophyidae Tetra theobromae n. sp. Rodrigues, Navia & Oliveira, from Costa Rica. The new Davisella species presents an enlarged subcylindrical tubercle...
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Eight new taxa of Eriophyidae mites associated with native trees in the Cupania genus—C. oblongifolia Mart. and C. impressinervia Acev (Sapindaceae)—from the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, are described and illustrated. They include two new genera and two new species of Nothopodinae, Colopodacini (Setibia domatiagena gen. nov., sp. nov. and Aricolopodo...
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O ataque de pragas é uma das principais causas de redução da produtividade do coqueiro no Brasil. Essa cultura sofre com o ataque de diversas espécies de insetos e ácaros-pragas. O ácaro-vermelho-das-palmeiras, Raoiella indica, é uma praga severa de coqueiro em diversos países e foi recentemente introduzido no Brasil. Além do coqueiro, esta praga p...
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Three new vagrant species of eriophyoid mites living on the lower leaf surface of Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Brown (Verbenaceae) in the Northeast and Center West Brazil, are described and illustrated. They are: Paraphytoptus serenus sp. nov. and Tegoprionus alobus sp. nov. (both from family Eriophyidae) and Rhynacus lippius sp. nov. (Diptilomiopidae...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate qualitative and quantitative information on interceptions of quarantine and absent non-regulated pests in imported plant material. Information concerning pest interceptions by Embrapa's plant quarantine service during the period of 1977-2013 was obtained from a database, laboratory reports, and published l...
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La familia Tenuipalpidae tiene más de 1100 especies descritas en 38 géneros. Se los conoce como ácaros planos o falsas arañitas rojas. El género Brevipalpus es considerado uno de los más numerosos en la familia con casi 300 especies. Este género está dividido en seis grupos: phoenicis, californicus, cuneatus, portalis, obovatus y frankeniae. Los gr...
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The objective of this work was to predict the spatial distribution of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), in Brazil under current and future climate change scenarios. A mapping method of species distribution based on the geographic information system (GIS) was used. The maps were constructed taking into account ranges of favo...
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The objective of this work was to predict the spatial distribution of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), in Brazil under current and future climate change scenarios. A mapping method of species distribution based on the geographic information system (GIS) was used. The maps were constructed taking into account ranges of favo...
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The red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), was found for the first time in the urban area of Dracena, state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil, in May 2015, on Cocos nucifera L., Phoenix roebelenii O'Brien, and Rhapis excelsa (Thunb.) A. Henry (Arecales: Arecaceae). Raoiella indica was first reported in Brazil in the state of R...
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A new eriophyid genus and species, tentatively placed in the Tegonotini, namely Eriomacrotergum flechtmanni n. gen. n. sp., is described from the Amazonian fruit tree cupuaçu Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. Ex Spreng.) K. Schum. (Malvaceae), collected in northern Brazil. The new taxon presents a peculiar morphology in having a large opisthosomal pla...
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The predatory mite Neoseiulus paspalivorus (De Leon) is often found in association with the coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer. The identification of natural enemies is essential for the definition of biological control strategies. Therefore, the present study aimed to confirm whether the mite populations from different Northeastern Brazilian...
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Aculodes Keifer (Eriophyidae) mites are often associated with grasses (Poaceae) and so far all species in this genus were described from the Northern hemisphere. During surveys of eriophyid mites from grasses conducted in Argentina aiming to determine the host range of the wheat curl mite, a new Aculodes species was collected from the feather grass...
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Predatory phytoseiid mites have been intensively studied and surveyed in the last decades because of their economic importance as biocontrol agents of agricultural pests. However, many regions of the world remain unexplored and the diversity of the family worldwide is still fragmentary. Up to date no phytoseiid species have been collected in the so...
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A identificação taxonômica acurada de um organismo é uma etapa fundamental para o seu estudo. Em espécies de importância econômica, a identificação rápida e precisa auxilia na definição de estratégias adequadas de prevenção e controle do organismo alvo e orienta a elaboração de regulamentos de quarentena. A combinação de uma abordagem molecular jun...
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A identificação taxonômica acurada de um organismo é uma etapa fundamental para o seu estudo. Em espécies de importância econômica, a identificação rápida e precisa auxilia na definição de estratégias adequadas de prevenção e controle do organismo alvo e orienta a elaboração de regulamentos de quarentena. A combinação de uma abordagem molecular jun...
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A identificação taxonômica acurada de um organismo é uma etapa fundamental para o seu estudo. Em espécies de importância econômica, a identificação rápida e precisa auxilia na definição de estratégias adequadas de prevenção e controle do organismo alvo e orienta a elaboração de regulamentos de quarentena. A combinação de uma abordagem molecular jun...
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Cryptic diversity has been confirmed for several phytophagous mites in the Eriophyoidea superfamily previously considered as presenting low host specificity. Among generalist eriophyoids is the phytoptid Retracrus johnstoni Keifer, which has been reported in 19 palm species belonging to 11 genera, causing severe damage on some of them. Surprisingly...
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In some Brazilian regions the Atlantic forest biome is currently restrict to fragments occurring amid monocultures, as sugarcane crops in the Northeast region. Important influence of forest remnants over mite fauna of permanent crops have been showed, however it has been poorly explored on annual crops. The first step for understanding ecological r...
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Due to the higher resolution, confocal microscopy (CLSM) can be applied to refine the origin of tiny structures of the autofluorescent exoskeletons of microarthropods (mites in particular) which are hard to visualize using traditional differential interference contract light microscopy (DIC LM) and phase contrast light microscopy (PC LM). Three-dim...
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Quando introduzidos em novas áreas, os ácaros fitófagos, na ausência de inimigos naturais eficientes e em condições favoráveis ao seu desenvolvimento, podem causar sérios impactos em agroecossistemas e em ambientes naturais. Entre as características que realçam o potencial dos ácaros fitófagos como espécies invasoras, destacam-se: danos diretos e i...
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This is the first report of Abacarus doctus Navia & Flechtmann in El Salvador and the second report of this species in the world. Morphological variability between Salvadoran population and the type material is pointed out and detailed studies are suggested to allow a better understanding of this variability with regard to Eriophyoidea systematics....
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This is the first report of Abacarus doctus Navia & Flechtmann in El Salvador and the second report of this species in the world. Morphological variability between Salvadoran population and the type material is pointed out and detailed studies are suggested to allow a better understanding of this variability with regard to Eriophyoidea systematics....
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Aiming to recognize the distribution patterns of the mite fauna in soybean crops and to determine the existence of similarity in the composition of species between Cerrado fragments and these plantations, samplings were carried out in 10 areas located in Brazilian Mid-Western and Southeastern regions. Each area was comprised of one fragment of Cerr...