Agistemus floridanus Gonzalez,

Johann, Liana, Carvalho, Gervásio Silva, Majolo, Fernanda & Ferla, Noeli Juarez, 2013, Stigmaeid mites (Acari: Stigmaeidae) from vineyards in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Zootaxa 3701 (2), pp. 238-256: 240-243

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Agistemus floridanus Gonzalez
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Agistemus floridanus Gonzalez 

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Agistemus floridanus Gonzalez, 1965: 42  , figs. 112 and 117; Matioli, Ueckermann and Oliveira 2002: 103, figs. 1–5.

Material examined. CAS- 7 (MCN). 18 females and 2 males from Bento Gonçalves: 3 females from V. vinifera, Pinot Noir  cultivar, 3 January 2007, coll. T.B. Horn; 2 females with same data, 5 March 2007, coll. L. Johann; 5 females on same host, Merlot cultivar, 9 April 2007, coll. C.L. Klock; 1 female with same data, coll. T. Horn; 2 males with same data, coll. C.L. Klock; 1 female on same host, Chardonnay cultivar, 4 December 2006, coll. L.B. Oliveira; 2 females with same data, 3 January 2007, L.B. Oliveira; 1 female with same data, 30 January 2007, L.B. Oliveira; 2 females with same data, 5 March 2007, coll. L.B. Oliveira; 7 females from Boqueirão do Leão: 1 female from V. vinifera, Cabernet Sauvignon  cultivar, 24 April 2006, coll. T.B. Horn; 1 female with same data, 22 May 2006, coll. T.B. Horn; 1 female from V. labrusca, Bordeaux  cultivar, 11 December 2006, coll. J.F. Silva; 1 female with same data, 8 January 2007, coll. T.B. Horn; 2 females with same data, 30 January 2007, coll. J.F. Silva; 1 female from Synedrella nodiflora  (L.) Gaertn, 30 January 2007, coll. T.B. Horn; 1 female from Dois Lajeados, V. labrusca, Bordeaux  cultivar, 15 May 2006, coll. J.F.Silva; 5 females and 1 male from Encruzilhada do Sul, V.vinifera, Pinot Noir  cultivar: 1 female, 13 February 2007, coll. L. Johann; 1 female, 13 February 2007, coll. M. Diehl; 2 females, 1 March 2007, coll. L. Johann; 1 female, 27 March 2007, coll. L. Johann; 1 male, 1 March 2007, coll. L. Johann.

Distribution. This species was reported on citrus leaf in the state of Florida, USA (Gonzalez 1965), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil (Matioli et al. 2002; Hernandes & Feres 2006) and in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil (Ferla & Moraes 2002). It proved to be an important predator of Calacarus heveae Feres  ( Eriophyidae  ) and Tenuipalpus heveae Baker  ( Tenuipalpidae  ) on rubber trees ( Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.  ) (Ferla & Moraes 2003). It is also found in the state of Rio Grande do Sul on strawberries (Ferla et al. 2007). In addition, this species was reported in Costa Rica and Mexico (Arruda Filho & Moraes 2003).

Measurements of this species are provided in Table 2.