ENY-413/IG073: Mango Pests and Beneficial Insects
The avocado red mite and the mango bud mite are serious mango problems. The mango bud mite, Aceria mangiferae (Sayed) (Figures 10 and 11), causes proliferation of stems at the terminal branch. This symptom is known as witches broom (Figures 12 and 13). Young trees can be stunted if severely attacked during several consecutive seasons by this mite.