Lasioseius berlesei, copyright Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.

Belongs within: Phytoseioidea.

The Blattisociinae are an ecologically diverse group of mites, found in both terrestrial and above-ground habitats and encompassing predators, insect parasites, fungivores and pollenivores. The genus Blattisocius includes some species associated with moths which range from being phoretic only, to feeding on the moths' eggs, to feeding on haemolymph of the moths themselves (Lindquist et al. 2009). Species of Blattisocius are characterised by slender, approximating corniculi and narrow rows of hypognathal denticles with only a few denticles each (Evans & Till 1979).

The most diverse genus of Blattisociinae is Lasioseius, with species found in a range of soil habitats including grassland, litter and animal nests, with species feeding on nematodes, micro-arthropods and fungi (Lindquist et al. 2009).

<==Blattisociinae [Aceosejidae, Aceosejinae, Blattisociini, Gnoriminae]
    |--Adhaerenseius LKW09
    |--Arrhenoseius Walter & Lindquist 2001 LKW09, WaLi01
    |    `--*A. gloriosus Walter & Lindquist 2001 WaLi01
    |--Aceodromus Muma 1961 LKW09, FH93 [Aceodrominae]
    |    |--*A. convolvuli Muma 1961 LC64
    |    `--A. asternalis Lindquist & Chant 1964 FH93
    |--Orthadenella LKW09
    |    |--O. lawrencei LKW09
    |    `--O. tennesseensis LKW09
    |--Zercoseius Berlese 1916 LKW09, FH93
    |    |--*Z. spathuliger (Leonardi 1899) [=Seius spathuliger] ET79
    |    |--Z. paliger (Berlese 1916) [=Lasioseius (Zercoseius) paliger] FH93
    |    `--Z. remiger [=Lasioseius (Zercoseius) remiger] S22
    |--Hoploseius Berlese 1914 LKW09, FH93
    |    |--H. tenuis Lindquist 1965 H98, FH93
    |    |--+--*H. cometa (Berlese 1910) W98, V25 [=Zercon cometa V25]
    |    |  `--H. drosophili W98
    |    `--H. bakeri group W98
    |         |--H. australianus Walter 1998 W98
    |         |--H. bakeri W98
    |         `--H. sitalaensis W98
    |--Blattisocius Keegan 1944 [incl. Paragarmania Nesbitt 1951] FH93
    |    |--B. tarsalis (Berlese 1918) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--B. dentriticus (Berlese 1918) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |    |--B. keegani Fox 1947 [=Blattiosocius (l. c.) keegani, Melichares keegani] H98
    |    |--B. mali (Oudemans 1929) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--B. patagiorum Treat 1966 FH93
    |    `--B. quadridentatus Haines 1978 FH93
    `--Lasioseius Berlese 1916 LKW09, FH93 (see below for synonymy)
         |  i. s.: L. berlesei (Oudemans 1938) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
         |         L. africanus R96
         |         L. allii Chant 1958 FH93 [incl. L. bispinosus Evans 1958 FH93, L. martini LKW09]
         |         L. alter Vitzthum 1925 WaLi01, V25 [=Lasioseius (Zygoseius) alter V25]
         |         L. americanellus (De Leon 1964) [=Hyattella americanella, L. (Crinidens) americanellus] FH93
         |         L. americanus Chant 1963 FH93
         |         L. araucariae WaLi01
         |         L. arboreus Chant 1963 [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) arboreus] FH93
         |         L. athiashenriotae De Leon 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) athiashenriotae] FH93
         |         L. aurora Vitzthum 1925 V25
         |         L. boomsmai Womersley 1956 [=L. boommai (l. c.)] H98
         |         ‘Gnorimus’ chaudhrii WuLa01
         |         L. chelaserratus Naeem, Dobkin & OConner 1985 FH93
         |         L. confusus Evans 1958 (see below for synonymy) WL89
         |         L. convexus WaLi01
         |         L. corticeus Lindquist 1971 [=L. (Crinidens) corticeus] FH93
         |         L. cynari Chant 1963 FH93
         |         L. drosophili Chant 1963 [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) drosophili] FH93
         |         L. elegans Fain, Hyland & Aiken 1977 FH93
         |         *Hyattella’ epicriodes Krantz 1962 WL97
         |         L. epicriodopsis De Leon 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) epicriodopsis] FH93
         |         L. fimetorum R96
         |         L. fissuratus V25
         |         L. fleschneri Chant 1963 FH93
         |         L. floridensis Berlese 1916 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
         |         L. frondeus Karg 1965 WL89
         |         L. furcisetus Athias-Henriot 1959 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
         |         L. glaber S22
         |         L. humberti WaLi01
         |         L. imitans WaLi01
         |         L. italicus S22
         |         L. jueradeus Schweizer 1949 S61
         |         L. kinikinik Walter & Lindquist 1989 FH93
         |         L. krantzi Chant 1963 [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) krantzi] FH93
         |         L. lacunosus Westerboer in Stammer 1963 FH93
         |         L. lasiodactyli Ishikawa 1969 FH93
         |         L. manyarae Hurlbutt 1972 H72
         |         L. matthyssei Chant 1963 [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) matthysei] FH93
         |         L. meridionalis Chant 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) meridionalis] FH93
         |         L. mexicanus (Banks 1904) [=Laelaps mexicanus] FH93
         |         L. mouchei WaLi01
         |         L. muestairi Schweizer 1949 S61
         |         L. multisetus Chant 1963 [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) multisetus] FH93
         |         L. mumai De Leon 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) mumai] FH93
         |         L. muricatus (Koch 1839) (see below for synonymy) FH93
         |         L. nambirimae H72
         |         L. neometes McGraw & Farrier 1969 FH93
         |         L. nivalis Schweizer 1961 S61
         |         L. nomus Athias-Henriot 1959 H72
         |         L. oblongus (Ewing 1909) [=Gamasus oblongus] FH93
         |         L. ometes (Oudemans 1903) FH93 [=Hypoaspis ometes FH93, L. (Zercoseius) ometes V25]
         |         L. ometisimilis LKW09
         |         L. parvulus V25
         |         L. penicilliger Berlese 1916 (see below for synonymy) FH93
         |         L. peritremus Nasr & Abou-Awad 1987 FH93
         |         L. podocinoides Berlese 1916 [=L. (Zercoseius) podocinoides] H72
         |         L. pusillus V25
         |         L. quadrisetosus WL97
         |         L. queenslandicus (Womersley 1956) (see below for synonymy) WL97
         |         L. rugosa (Halliday 1995) H98 [=*Neolaspina rugosa H95]
         |         L. safroi (Ewing 1920) (see below for synonymy) FH93
         |         L. scutalis WaLi01
         |         L. serratus S22
         |         L. subterraneus Chant 1963 [=L. (Criniacus) subterraneus] FH93
         |         L. sugawarai Ehara 1964 FH93
         |         L. tectus WaLi01
         |         L. tenuipes S22
         |         L. terrestris G91
         |         L. tetraspinosus Karg 1980 [=L. (Crinidens) tetraspinosus] FH93
         |         L. thermophilus WL89
         |         L. tridentatus Baker, Delfinado & Abbatiello 1976 FH93
         |         L. tuberculiger (Berlese 1916) [=Ameroseius tuberculiger; incl. L. spectabilis De Leon 1963] FH93
         |         L. vitzthumi WaLi01
         |         L. youcefi Athias-Henriot 1959 (see below for synonymy) WL89
         |         L. zaluckii Walter & Lindquist 1997 H98
         |         L. zerconoides H73
         |--L. phytoseioides group WL97
         |    |--L. parberlesei Bhattacharyya 1968 [=*Indiraseius perberlesei] WL97
         |    |--L. phytoseioides Chant 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) phytoseioides] FH93
         |    `--*Gnorimus’ tabella Chaudri 1975 WL97
         `--L. porulosus group WL97
              |--L. cuppa Walter & Lindquist 1997 WL97
              |--L. porulosus De Leon 1963 [=L. (Crinidens) porulosus] FH93
              |--L. quandong Walter & Lindquist 1997 WL97
              |--L. traveni Walter & Lindquist 1997 WL97
              `--L. wondjina Walter & Lindquist 1997 WL97

Nomina nuda: Lasioseius aparapilus Lindquist 1963 FH93
             Lasioseius muricatus var. floridensis Berlese 1918 non L. pencilliger var. floridensis Berlese 1916 FH93
             Lasioseius halimus Lindquist 1963 FH93
             Lasioseius polypori Lindquist 1963 FH93
             Lasioseius scabridus Lindquist 1963 FH93
             Lasioseius muricatus var. transoceanicus Berlese 1918 FH93

Blattisocius dentriticus (Berlese 1918) H98 [=Lasioseius dentriticus H98, B. dendriticus (l. c.) H98, Melichares dentriticus H98; incl. Seiulus amboinensis Oudemans 1925 FH93, Laelaps fimbriatus Halbert 1923 FH93]

Blattisocius mali (Oudemans 1929) FH93 [=Typhlodromus mali FH93, *Paragarmania mali E57; incl. Lasioseius (Paragarmania) bakeri Chant 1958 FH93, Blattisocius daci Narayanan & Ghai 1961 FH93]

Blattisocius tarsalis (Berlese 1918) FH93 [=Lasioseius tarsalis FH93, Melichares tarsalis H98; incl. L. similis Schweizer 1949 FH93, Typhlodromus tineivorus Oudemans 1929 FH93, Blattisocius tineivorus H98, *B. tridons Keegan 1944 ET79, FH93]

Lasioseius Berlese 1916 LKW09, FH93 [incl. Aceoseius Sellnick 1941 FH93, Borinquolaelaps Fox 1946 FH93, Criniacus Karg 1980 WL89, Crinidens Karg 1980 WL89, Gnorimus Chaudri 1975 WL97, Hyattella Krantz 1962 nec Lendenfeld 1889 nec Hall & Clarke 1893 FH93, Indiraseius Dansehvar 1987 WL97, Neolaspina Halliday 1995 H98]

Lasioseius berlesei (Oudemans 1938) FH93 [=Typhlodromus berlesei FH93, Seius muricatus Berlese 1887 non Koch 1839 FH93, *Aceoseius muricatus WL97, *Lasioseius muricatus ET79; incl. L. aba Baker & Wharton 1952 FH93, L. sylvestris Pinchuk 1972 WL89]

Lasioseius confusus Evans 1958 [=Pseudoseius confusus Evans in Browning 1956 (n. n.); incl. Platyseius nidus Pinchuk 1972] WL89

Lasioseius floridensis Berlese 1916 FH93 [=L. (Zercoseius) pencilliger var. floridensis FH93; incl. L. analis Evans 1958 FH93, *Borinquolaelaps dentatus Fox 1946 WL97, FH93, L. dentatus WL95, L. scapulatus Kennett 1958 FH93]

Lasioseius furcisetus Athias-Henriot 1959 FH93 [=L. (Crinidens) furcisetus FH93; incl. L. (Criniacus) lanciolatus Chant 1963 WL89, FH93]

Lasioseius muricatus (Koch 1839) [=Sejus muricatus; incl. Laelaps ligoniformis Michael 1892, Ameroseius pseudocometa Schweizer 1922] FH93

Lasioseius penicilliger Berlese 1916 [incl. L. (Zercoseius) lanciolatus Chant 1963 non L. (Criniacus) lanciolatus Chant 1963] FH93

Lasioseius queenslandicus (Womersley 1956) [=Platyseius queenslandicus; incl. L. athiasae Nawar & Nasr 1991] WL97

Lasioseius safroi (Ewing 1920) [=Seius safroi, [=Lasioseius (Criniacus) safroi; incl. L. dendroctoni Chant 1963] FH93

Lasioseius youcefi Athias-Henriot 1959 [incl. L. mcgregori Chant 1963, L. paucisetosus Westerboer 1963, L. proteae Ryke 1964] WL89

*Type species of generic name indicated


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