A review of the Australian Phytoseiinae (Acari : Mesostigmata : Phytoseiidae)

Walter D.E. and Beard J.J. (1997) A review of the Australian Phytoseiinae (Acari : Mesostigmata : Phytoseiidae). Invertebrate Systematics, 11 6: 823-860.

Author Walter D.E.
Beard J.J.
Title A review of the Australian Phytoseiinae (Acari : Mesostigmata : Phytoseiidae)
Journal name Invertebrate Systematics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-5226
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 11
Issue 6
Start page 823
End page 860
Total pages 38
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract We revise the Australian Phytoseiinae (Acari : Mesostigmata : Phytoseiidae) based on a study of over 1000 slide-mounted specimens. Of the three currently recognised genera in the subfamily, only Phytoseius is known from Australia, but endemic species occur in each of its three species-groups. We describe 11 new species, including P. bunya, the first Australian representative of the purseglovei-group. The plumifer-gcoup is represented by five species including P. danutae, sp. nov. and P. improcerus Corpuz, a Philippine mite newly reported from Australia; in addition, P. leaki Schicha is newly reported from New Zealand. In Australia, the horridus-group contains two oceanic-island species, P. hawaiiensis Prasad and P. mayottae Schicha (newly reported), and two complexes of Australasian endemics. The fotheringhamiae-complex. has seven species, including three new species from tropical rainforests in far north Queensland - P. paluma, P. camelot and P. devildevil; in addition, P. fotheringhamiae is newly reported from New Zealand. The douglasensis-complex also has seven species, including six new species from Queensland and the Northern Territory: P. oreillyi, P. acaciae, P. brigalow, P. mantoni, P. darwin and P. litchfieldensis. All 22 species of Phytoseius known from Australia are keyed and diagnosed, and their distributions are detailed.
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