oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - South African Phytoseiidae (Acarina)

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Van der Merwe and Ryke (1963) followed the subdivision of the genus Amblyseius Berlese as given by Muma (1961). According to this interpretation the species descriptionbed here should be placed in different subgenera and A. papayana spec. nov. and A. sundi Pritchard and Baker (1962) should represent a new genus. Pritchard and Baker (1962) questioned the supra-specific importance of the absence of dorsal setae. The present author agrees that more evidence is necessary to support Muma's contention and the species descriptionbed below are conservatively restricted to the subgenus Amblyseius Berlese. The types are deposited in the Acarology Section, Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria.

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