Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot

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: 112-113

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Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot


Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot  

Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, 1957: 347   .

Phytoseiulus riegeli   .—Dosse, 1958: 48.

Typhlodromus persimilis   .—Hirschmann, 1962: 75.

Phytoseiulus (Phytoseiulus) persimilis   .—Wainstein, 1962: 17. Phytoseiulus tardi (Lombardini)   . — Kennett & Caltagiorne, 1968: 571. Phytoseiulus persimilis   .—Chant, 1959: 109; Moraes et al., 2004: 169; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 53.

Reports on V. vinifera in Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain.

Reports on V. vinifera in non-European countries: Australia.

Reports not on V. vinifera: Algeria, Australia, Canary Islands, Chile, Cuba, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Reunion Island, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Venezuela.

Remarks. This species has been reported on a wide range of plants, essentially on herbaceous plants. It is reared and sold by several biofactories in the world. It is a very efficient natural enemy of Tetranychus urticae Koch   especially in greenhouses.