EPPO Platform
on PRAs

Hemitarsonemus ganeo quickscan


The present Quickscan was initiated after the finding of the mite species Hemitarsonemus ganeo on fern plants from a glasshouse in the Netherlands. It is a recently described species which had previously only been reported from outdoor ferns in Poland. The species may have a wider distribution in Europe and may also be present outdoors in the Netherlands. Damage caused by the species on ferns had not been described before.


  • Hemitarsonemus ganeo


  • Athyrium filix-femina
  • Dryopteris dilatata
  • Dryopteris filix-mas


Type File Size
Pest Risk Analysis Download 296,14kB

PRA Area

  • Netherlands