Phytoseius averrhoae

Moraes, Gilberto José De, Barbosa, Marina Ferraz De Camargo & Castro, Tatiane Marie Martins Gomes De, 2013, Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from natural ecosystems in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 301-347: 333

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scientific name

Phytoseius averrhoae
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Phytoseius averrhoae  De Leon

Specimens examined. Luis Antonio, April 2001, 10 females on Caryocar brasiliense  St. Hil. and São Carlos, September 2001, 1 female on Heteropterys byrsonimifolia A. Juss. 

Previous records. Brazil [States Rio Grande do Sul (Moraes et al., 2004 b) and São Paulo (Castro & Moraes, 2010)]; Ecuador and Guyana (Moraes et al., 2004 b); Peru (Guanilo et al., 2008 c) and Dominican Republic (Ferragut et al., 2011).

Measurements of females (n= 4).

Dorsal shield 274 (260–285) long and 135 (130–140) wide. Setae j 1 19 (18–22), j 3 20, j 4 9 (8–10), j 5 8 (7–8), j 6 7 (7–8), J 2 7, J 5 8 (7–10), z 2 7 (7–8), z 3 35 (33–37), z 4 10 (10–13), z 5 6 (5–6), Z 4 44 (43–45), Z 5 59 (57–62), s 4 49 (48–50), s 6 61 (59–63), r 3 33 (31–35), R 1 14 (12–15). Distances between St 1 - St 3 61 (60–62), St 2 - St 2 66 (65– 67), St 5 - St 5 56 (55–57). Ventrianal shield 84 (83–87) long, 42 wide at level of ZV 2 and 42 wide at anus level. Movable cheliceral digit 26 (22–30) long, with one tooth; fixed cheliceral digit 22 (20–23) long, with three teeth and a pilus dentilis. Calyx of spermatheca 13 (12–15) long. Leg macrosetae: Sge IV 15 (13–18), Sti IV 17 (15–19), St IV 26 (24–27), knob-tipped.

Remarks. The measurements of the specimens collected fit the original description, except for the longer Sti IV and St IV (13 and 18 respectively in the original description) and agree with measurements from Moraes et al. (1991) for specimens from Ecuador.