Neoseiulus alpinus (Schweizer, 1922), Schweizer, 1922

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: 511-512

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

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scientific name

Neoseiulus alpinus (Schweizer, 1922)
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Neoseiulus alpinus (Schweizer, 1922)  

Amblyseius obtustus   var. alpinus Schweizer, 1922: 41   .

Amblyseius alpinus   .—Schweizer, 1949: 79.

Typhlodromus (Amblyseius) alpinus   .—Chant, 1959: 105.

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) alpinus   .—Westerboer & Bernhard, 1963: 651. Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) alpinus   .—Karg, 1993: 189.

Neoseiulus alpinus   .—Evans, 1987: 1461; Moraes et al., 2004: 100; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 25. Neoseiulus aurescens   .—Tuttle & Muma, 1973: 20.

This species is observed rarely on crops, sometimes in apple orchards and on strawberries, where it seems able to control T. urticae   and Phytonemus pallidus (Banks) (Fitzgerald et al., 2008)   . Studies in USSR discovered the thelytoky in this species. This is the first record of this species in Morocco.

Specimens examined: 2003, Larache Beach on Echium vulgare   ( Boraginaceae   ) (1 female).

Previous records: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile (Ragusa & Vargas, 2002), Cuba, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hawai, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA.