Dorsal shield (left) and ventral surface of Paragigagnathus strunkhovae, from Chant & McMurtry (2003).

Belongs within: Phytoseioidea.
Contains: Neoseiulus.

The Neoseiulini are a group of mostly relatively conservative predatory mites, most of which are placed in the large genus Neoseiulus (Chant & McMurtry 2003).

Characters (from Chant & McMurtry 2003): Dorsal shield longer than wide; posterior margin rounded, without marked indentation at level of seta S5; usually but not always sculptured/ reticulated/ imbricated. Lateral dorsal setae other than Z5 and sometimes Z4 approximately subequal, without great disparities in length; setae z2 and z4 never, and dorsocentral setae usually not, minute; dorsal setae usually setiform, at most lightly serrated; setae j5, J2, Z1, S4 and S5 always present; seta r3 and usually R1 inserted on lateral integument of female. Female sternal shield usually longer than wide, with posterior margin usually concave or straight, often reticulated or striated; seta St3 usually inserted on shield, occasionally inserted on separate platelet. Female genital shield relatively narrow, posteriorly truncate, with genital seta, sometimes reticulated; usually about the same width as ventrianal shield. Female ventrianal shield usually longer than wide, sometimes extremely so; usually with three pairs of preanal setae, JV1, JV2 and JV3, arranged in broad triangular pattern, and pair of pores widely or narrowly spaced; never vase-shaped; caudoventral area around shield usually with setae JV4, JV5, ZV1 and ZV3. Extensive sexual dimorphism in caudoventral setation present. Peritreme usually extending to level of setae j1/j3, occasionally shorter; peritremal shield narrow, fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, without ecta strip. Chelicera of normal size; fixed digit of female chelicera usually with five or fewer teeth or, if multidentate, with teeth evenly distributed along distal two-thirds of fixed digit; movable digit with 0-3 teeth, most commonly one. Leg I always and legs II-III usually without significant macrosetae. Leg IV with 0-3 macrosetae, most commonly one (Bt).

    |  i. s.: Ricoseius loxocheles De Leon 1965 CM03
    |--Evansoseius Sheals 1962 [Evanseiini] CM03
    |    `--*E. macfarlanei Sheals 1962 CM03
    `--+--+--Chileseius Gonzalez & Schuster 1962 [incl. Avioseius Karg 1976] CM03
       |  |    |--*C. camposi Gonzalez & Schuster 1962 [incl. *Avioseius pennatus Karg 1976] CM03
       |  |    `--C. paracamposi Yoshida-Shaul & Chant 1991 CM03
       |  `--+--Pholaseius Beard 2001 CM03
       |     |    `--*P. colliculatus Beard 2001 CM03
       |     `--Olpiseius Beard 2001 CM03
       |          |--*O. noncollyerae (Schicha 1987) [=Typhlodromus noncollyerae] CM03
       |          |--O. djarradjin Beard 2001 CM03
       |          `--O. perthae (McMurtry & Schicha 1987) [=Typhlodromus perthae] CM03
       `--+--Archeosetus Chant & McMurtry 2003 CM03
          |    `--A. rackae (Fain 1987) [=Amblyseius rackae] CM03
          `--+--Neoseiulus CM03
             `--+--Phyllodromus De Leon 1959 CM03
                |    |--*P. leiodis De Leon 1959 CM03
                |    `--P. trisetatus Moraes et al. 1997 CM03
                `--Paragigagnathus Amitai & Grinberg 1971 (see below for synonymy) CM03
                     |--+--P. bidentatus (Kuznetsov 1993) CM03
                     |  |--P. cataractus (Ueckermann & Loots 1988) CM03
                     |  |--P. molestus Kolodochka 1989 CM03
                     |  `--P. strunkhovae Wainstein 1973 (see below for synonymy) CM03
                     `--+--*P. tamaricis Amitai & Grinberg 1971 [incl. *Afrogigagnathus tawfiki Yousef 1974] CM03
                        |--P. amantis (Chaudhri 1979) [=*Ansaria amantis] CM03
                        |--P. desertorum (Amitai & Swirski 1978) [=*Phytocerus desertorum] CM03
                        |--P. insuetus (Livschitz & Kuznetsov 1972) CM03
                        `--P. namibiaensis (Ueckermann & Loots 1988) CM03

Paragigagnathus Amitai & Grinberg 1971 [incl. Afrogigagnathus Yousef 1974, Ansaria Chaudhri 1979, Pamiroseius Wainstein 1973, Phytocerus Amitai & Swirski 1978] CM03

Paragigagnathus strunkhovae Wainstein 1973 [=*Pamiroseius strunkhovae, Amblyseius (Pamiroseius) strunkhovae] CM03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CM03] Chant, D. A., & J. A. McMurtry. 2003. A review of the subfamily Amblyseiinae Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae): Part I. Neoseiulini new tribe. International Journal of Acarology 29 (1): 3-46.

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