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    Seven new phytoseiid species, with a new generic asignement and a key to the species of La Reunion Island (Acari: Mesostigmata)

    Kreiter S., Ueckermann E.A. and Quilici S.

    2001 - Volume: 42 Issue: 4 pages: 335-350

    Date accepted: 2001-09, Date published: 2003-01-31

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    Keywords: Acari, Phytoseiidae, taxonomy, La Reunion

    Seven new phytoseiid species: Kuzinellus bourbonensis, Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) moraesi, Phytoseius haroldi, Proprioseiopsis longipilus, Typhlodromalus nesiotus, Typhlodromalus quilicii, and Typhlodromips etiennei are described from La Reunion Island from various crops and surrounding spontaneous vegetation. A species previously recorded in La Reunion as Kampimodromus spinosus is assigned to the genus Amblyseiella. A key to 30 phytoseiid species encountered in La Reunion is also 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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