Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957, Athias-Henriot, 1957

Tixier, Marie-Stephane, Allam, Latifa, Douin, Martial & Kreiter, Serge, 2016, Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) of Morocco: new records, descriptions of five new species, re-descriptions of two species, and key for identification, Zootaxa 4067 (5), pp. 501-551: 515

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.5.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957
status

 

Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957  

Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957 a: 347   .

Phytoseiulus riegeli   .—Dosse, 1958: 48.

Typhlodromus persimilis   .—Hirschmann, 1962: 75.

Phytoseiulus (Phytoseiulus) persimilis   .—Wainstein, 1962: 17. Phytoseiulus tardi   . — Kennett & Caltagirone, 1968: 571.

Phytoseiulus persimilis   .—Chant, 1959: 109; Moraes et al., 2004: 169; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 53.

Phytoseiulus persimilis   is one of the best-known phytoseiid species in the world, because of its use to control T. urticae   in greenhouses all over the world. This species is distributed world-wide especially because it is commercialised. It was first described from Algeria on Rosa   sp. and until the 1970 ’s mainly reported from the Mediterranean region (Kanouh et al., 2010 a; Kreiter et al., 2010). This species was already known from Morocco, reported by McMurtry & Bounfour (1989) and Tixier et al. (2003). It was quite often presently observed on wild plants in various regions of Morocco, suggesting its presence outside of crops.

Specimens examined: 2002, Bouazza on Ricinus communis   ( Euphorbiaceae   ) (5 females, 4 males), Meknes University on Stachys ocymastum   ( Lamiaceae   ) (5 females, 2 males), Vicia benghalensis   ( Fabaceae   ) (1 female), Road from El-Jadida to Casablanca on Solananum sodomeum   ( Solanaceae   ) (1 female), Botanical Garden of Meknes on Malva   sp. ( Malvaceae   ) (1 female), unknown plant (3 females), Ouled Abbou on Malva   sp. ( Malvaceae   ) (1 female).

Previous records: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan (Ohno et al. 2012), Jordan, Lybia, Morocco, New Caledonia, Peru, Portugal, Reunion Island, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Venezuela.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Phytoseiulus

Loc

Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957

Tixier, Marie-Stephane, Allam, Latifa, Douin, Martial & Kreiter, Serge 2016
2016
Loc

Phytoseiulus persimilis

Athias-Henriot 1957: 347
1957