Euseius fructicolus (Gonzalez & Schuster)

Lopes, Paula C., Mcmurtry, James A. & De Moraes, Gilberto J., 2015, Definition of the concordis species group of the genus Euseius (Acari: Phytoseiidae), with a morphological reassessment of the species included, Zootaxa 4048 (2), pp. 174-190: 183

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Euseius fructicolus (Gonzalez & Schuster)


Euseius fructicolus (Gonzalez & Schuster)  

( Figs 11–16 View FIGURES 11 – 16 )

Specimens examined. 20 specimens from the type locality: Alajuela, Santiago, Chile on Prunus persica   , collected in February, 2013.

The characteristics of the females collected in this study are very close to those of the holotype except for the longer r 3 and R 1. Denmark et al. (1999) considered this species to be a senior synonym of Euseius vivax (Chant & Baker)   . In this paper, these are considered distinct species, as explained under E. vivax   . Euseius fructicolus   is most similar to Euseius stipulatus (Athias-Henriot)   from which it is distinguished by the shape and size of the spermatheca as mentioned later in this paper in the key to species.