Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) pyri Scheuten

Tixier, Marie-Stéphane, Baldassar, Andrea, Duso, Carlo & Kreiter, Serge, 2013, Phytoseiidae in European grape (Vitis vinifera L.): bio-ecological aspects and keys to species (Acari: Mesostigmata), Zootaxa 3721 (2), pp. 101-142: 122

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Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) pyri Scheuten


Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) pyri Scheuten 

Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten, 1857: 104  .

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) pyri  .—Chant, 1959: 64.

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) pyri  .—Moraes et al., 2004: 367; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 157.

Reports on V. vinifera in Europe: Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland.

Reports on V. vinifera in non-European countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, USA.

Reports not on V. vinifera: Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA.

Remarks. This species is cosmopolitan; it has been introduced in various countries such as Australia and New Zealand for biological control purposes. It has been reported on a wide range of plants, essentially on shrubs and trees (mainly Malus domestica  and V. vinifera). This species is an active predator of red and yellow spider mites in orchards and vineyards and of the grape thrips Drepanothrips reuteri (Uzel)  in France (Serrano et al., 2004).