Graminaseius graminis (Chant, 1956), Chant, 1956

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: 509-510

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:902CB084-17BB-4952-B738-E6E4E989771B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0F5E879D-2636-443B-9582-A420FCC4FB76

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scientific name

Graminaseius graminis (Chant, 1956)
status

 

Graminaseius graminis (Chant, 1956)  

Amblyseius graminis Chant, 1956: 34   .

Typhlodromus (Amblyseius) graminis   .—Chant, 1959: 89.

Amblyseius (Typhlodromus) graminis   .—Muma, 1961: 287.

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) graminis   .—Westerboer & Bernhard, 1963: 636.

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) graminis   .—Wainstein, 1973: 178; Wainstein, 1975: 920; Wainstein, 1977: 1415; Ueckermann & Loots, 1988: 132.

Neoseiulus graminis   .—Moraes et al., 1986: 81.

Amblyseius graminis   .—Moraes et al., 2004: 26.

Graminaseius graminis   .—Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 85.

This species is distributed world-wide but mainly reported from Europe and North Africa. It is known from Algeria and Tunisia (Kreiter et al., 2010). It has been collected on a great variety of plants including plum, pear, apple, citrus and horticultural crops (Ferragut et al., 1985; Minarro et al., 2002; Perez Otero et al., 2005; Kreiter et al., 2010; Sahraoui et al., 2012). Nothing is known of its biology. This species was already reported from Morocco by McMurtry & Bounfour (1989). A total of 249 specimens was collected in the present survey, mainly on the Atlantic Ocean coast and on herbaceous plants.

Specimens examined: 2002, Aïoun Asserdoun Spring on Punica granatum   ( Lythraceae   ) (1 female), Bouazza on Carlina racemosa   ( Asteraceae   ) (7 females, 3 males), Eryngium maritimum   ( Apiaceae   ) (1 female), Centaurea sphaerocephala   ( Asteraceae   ) (15 females, 3 males), Scolymus maculatus   ( Asteraceae   ) (5 females), Emex spinosa   ( Polygonaceae   ) (4 females), Euphorbia pithyusa   ( Euphorbiaceae   ) (3 females), Medicago marina   ( Fabaceae   ) (5 females), Gorges of Dadès, Aït Arbi on Mentha   sp. ( Lamiaceae   ) (10 females, 4 males), Road from El Jadida to Casablanca on Solananum sodomeum   (Solonaceae) (4 females), Rhus   sp. ( Anacardiaceae   ) (1 female), Echium humile   ( Boraginaceae   ) (8 females, 4 males), Oum Er Biaroad on Convolvulus altheoides   ( Convolvulaceae   ) (7 females), Calamentha sp. ( Lamiaceae   ) (1 female), Road of Beni Mellal, 70 Kms of Kenifra on Centaurea   sp. ( Asteraceae   ) (7 females), Convolvulus   sp. ( Convolvulaceae   ) (1 female); 2003, near Larache on Asphodelus fistulosus   ( Xanthorrhoeaceae   ) (1 female), Spartel Cape on Lythrum tribracteatum   ( Lythraceae   ) (2 females), Echium vulgare   ( Boraginaceae   ) (4 females, 2 males), El Jadida on Verbascum sinuatum   ( Scrophulariaceae   ) (5 females, 3 males), Larache Beach on Lycium europaeum   ( Solanaceae   ) (1 female), Lygos sphaerocarpa   ( Fabaceae   ) (1 female), Pistacia lentiscus   ( Anacardiaceae   ) (1 female), Solanum sodomaceum   ( Solanaceae   ) (4 females, 2 males), Medicago marina   ( Fabaceae   ) (4 females), Chenopodium album   ( Amaranthaceae   ) (1 female), Andryala   sp. ( Asteraceae   ) (2 females), Anthemis tinctoria   ( Asteraceae   ) (9 females, 4 males), Cakile maritima   ( Brassicaceae   ) (2 females), Conyza canadensis   ( Asteraceae   ) (8 females, 3 males), Echium italicum   ( Boraginaceae   ) (2 females), Echium vulgare   ( Boraginaceae   ) (14 females), Erodium ciconium   ( Geraniaceae   ) (3 females), Euphorbia peplus   ( Euphorbiaceae   ) (2 females), Lycopersicum esculentum   ( Solanaceae   ) (11 females, 5 males), Lythrum portula   ( Lythraceae   ) (1 female), Malcolmia maritima   ( Brassicaceae   ) (3 females), Otanthus maritimus   ( Asteraceae   ) (2 females), Plantago maritima   ( Plantaginaceae   ) (7 females), Polygonum maritimum   ( Polygonaceae   ) (1 female), Richardia picuoides   ( Rubiaceae   ) (2 females), Salsola kali   ( Amaranthaceae   ) (4 females), Silene succulenta   ( Apiaceae   ) (1 female), Trifolium boisseri   ( Fabaceae   ) (2 females), Road of Tiz'n Tichka on Malva parviflora   ( Malvaceae   ) (1 female), Mazari Cape on Hypericum   sp. ( Hypericaceae   ) (3 females), Echium vulgare   ( Boraginaceae   ) (1 female), Guerbouss Moutain pass on Convolvulus valentinus   ( Convolvulaceae   ) (2 females), Gorges of Zegzel on Mentha pulegium   (1 female), Lavandula multifida   ( Lamiaceae   ) (2 females), Izemmouren on Melissa officinalis   (2 females), Ajuga iva   ( Lamiaceae   ) (1 female), Ras El Ma on Cynoglossum creticum   ( Boraginaceae   ) (1 female), Mentha suaveolens   ( Lamiaceae   ) (1 female), Road to Souk El Arba on Coleostephus myconis   ( Asteraceae   ) (13 females, 5 males).

Previous records: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canary Islands (Moraza & Pena, 2005), Chile (Ragusa & Vargas, 2002; Rioja & Vargas, 2009), Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran (Hajizadeh & Nazari, 2012), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Graminaseius

Loc

Graminaseius graminis (Chant, 1956)

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

Amblyseius graminis

Chant 1956: 34
1956