Phytoseius

Generalised Phytoseius, from here.


Belongs within: Phytoseioidea.

Phytoseius is a genus of mostly plant-associated predatory mites with thickened dorsal setae (Krantz & Ainscough 1990). Some species have been used in the control of plant-pest mites; Phytoseius rasilis has been recorded as a potential predator ten different mite species in the Philippines (Corpuz-Raros 2002).

Characters (from Krantz & Ainscough 1990): Several dorsal setae thickened and strongly serrated; setae r3 inserted on dorsal shield; setae z3 present.

<==Phytoseius
    |--P. aleuritus WL01
    |--P. diutius C-R02
    |--P. echinus Wainstein & Arutunjan 1970 Z91
    |--P. finitimus R-CT01
    |--P. fotheringhamiae J01
    |--P. fujianensis WL01
    |--P. glareosus C-R02
    |--P. hawaiiensis WL01
    |--P. hongkongensis WL01
    |--P. huquiensis WL01
    |--P. improcerus C-R02
    |--P. juvenis Z91
    |--P. leaki W99
    |--P. macrophilis KA90
    |--P. minutus WL01
    |--P. nahuatlensis HBR80
    |--P. rasilis C-R02
    |--P. rubiginosae W99
    |--P. severus Z91
    `--P. woolwichensis W99

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[C-R02] Corpuz-Raros, L. A. 2002. Philippine acarine biological control agents: Status, bioecology and research prospects. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 85 (2): 137-154.

[HBR80] Hansell, R. I. C., F. L. Bookstein & H. J. Rowell. 1980. Operational point homology by Cartesian transformation to standard shape: examples from setal positions in phytoseiid mites. Systematic Zoology 29 (1): 43-49.

[J01] James, D. G. 2001. History and perspectives of biological mite control in Australian horticulture using exotic and native phytoseiids. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 436-443. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[KA90] Krantz, G. W., & B. D. Ainscough. 1990. Acarina: Mesostigmata (Gamasida). In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 583-665. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[R-CT01] Ragusa-di Chiara, S., & H. Tsolakis. 2001. Phytoseiid faunas of natural and agricultural ecosystems in Sicily. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 522-529. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[W99] Walter, D. E. 1999. Cryptic inhabitants of a noxious weed: mites (Arachnida: Acari) on Lantana camara L. invading forests in Queensland. Australian Journal of Entomology 38: 197-200.

[WL01] Wu, W.-N., & W.-M. Lan. 2001. The phytoseiid mites of major crops in China. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 530-532. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[Z91] Zacharda, M. 1991. Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten, 1857 (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a unique predator for biological control of phytophagous mites in Czechoslovakia. In Dusbábek, F. & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 205-210. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

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