Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)

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: 111

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Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)


Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)  

Typhlodromus californicus McGregor, 1954: 89   .

Amblyseius californicus   .—Schuster & Pritchard, 1963: 271.

Cydnodromus californicus   .—Athias-Henriot, 1977: 62.

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) californicus   .—Ueckermann & Loots, 1988: 150; Ehara et al., 1994: 126. Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) californicus   .—Ehara & Amano, 1998: 33.

Neoseiulus californicus   .—Moraes et al., 1986: 73; Moraes et al., 2004: 109; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 25.

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

Reports on V. vinifera in non-European countries: Chile, Japan.

Reports not on V. vinifera: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Venezuela.

Remarks. This species is cosmopolitan and has been introduced all over the world for biological control purposes. It is particularly common in America. This species has been frequently reported on apple, pear and citrus and also on horticultural plants. According to a recent phylogenetic analysis (Tsolakis et al., 2012), N. californicus   would belong to a genus defined by Athias-Henriot and not considered in the Phytoseiidae   revision of Chant & McMurtry (2007): Cydnodromus   .