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Phytoseiidae (Acari) of La Reunion Island

Quilici, S.; Ueckermann, E.A.; Kreiter, S. and Vayssieres, J.-F.

2000 - Volume: 41 Issue: 1-2 pages: 97-108
Date published: 2001-09-28

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Keywords: Acari; acarofauna; Phytoseiidae; predatory mites; La Reunion Island (France)

Twenty three species of the family Phytoseiidae are known from La Reunion Island, France, of which 14 are newly recorded (10 Amblyseiinae, 2 Phytoseiinae and 2 Typhlodrominae). The subfamily Typhlodrominae is mentioned for the first time from the island. Additional host plants and locality records are also given for 5 species of Amblyseiinae already recorded, as well as for the newly recorded species. Brief descriptions of all the species are given.



Photos: Varroa destructor (Varroidae) on a honey bee. Low temperature -Scanning electron microscopy photograph. Material collected and fixed for LT-SEM: J. Pettis, USDA-ARS-Bee Lab. and R. Ochoa, USDA-ARS-SEL; LT-SEM photo: E. Erbe and C. Pooley, USDA-ARS-CEMU © USDA; Petrobia harti (Tetranychidae) © INRA - Alain Migeon; Dermanyssus gallinae (Dermanysssidae) © Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon - Lise Roy; Adult Ixodes sp. (Ixodidae) engorging on an Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica © Andy Darrington; Panonychus ulmi (Tetranychidae): hatching of a winter egg © Université de Lausanne - Centre de microscopie électronique - Cazelles

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