Dr. Faith J. Toroitich received her M.Sc. in Crop Protection from the University of Nairobi in 2006 and PhD in Environmental Sciences from North-West University, South Africa in 2012. She has been working at the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection as a Tutorial Fellow from May 2012. Her responsibilities include teaching and supervision of students at both undergraduate and graduate level and participating in the activities of the Efficacy trials Unit in the department.

Dr Faith Toroitich



Ueckermann, EA, Theron PD, Knapp M.  2009.  The tetranychid mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) of Kenya and a redescription of the species Peltanobia erasmusi Meyer (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on males. Abstractfull_text_.pdfWebsite

This paper reports 18 tetranychid mite species (Acari: Tetranychidae) from various plant hosts in Kenya. Four species of these belong to the subfamily Bryobiinae and the other 14 belong to the subfamily Tetranychinae. Eight of the mite species identified belong to the genera Bryobia, Petrobia, Peltanobia, Paraplonobia, Duplanychus, Eutetranychus and Mixonychus and are being reported for the first time in Kenya while the other ten had already been reported before. The paper provides a list of these species and their brief descriptions as well as a redescription of Peltanobia erasmusi Meyer (Acari: Tetranychidae) to include male characters that were not included in the original description.

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