Phytoseius nahautlensis De Leon

Furtado, I. P., de Moraes, G. J., Kreiter, S., Flechtmann, C. H. W., Tixier, M. - S. & Knapp, M., 2014, Plant Inhabiting Phytoseiid Predators Of Midwestern Brazil, With Emphasis On Those Associated With The Tomato Red Spider Mite, Tetranychus Evansi (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae), Acarologia 54 (4), pp. 425-431: 428

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Phytoseius nahautlensis De Leon


Phytoseius nahautlensis De Leon  

Specimens examined: Campo Grande (20°25’ S, 55°09’ W; 242 m) on Bauhinia sp.   (1♀); (20°27’ S, 54°34’ W; 584 m) GoogleMaps   on Ormosia sp.   (1♀); Miranda (20°17’ S, 56°17’ W; 240 m) on Curatella americana   (4♀) GoogleMaps   , P. guajava   (2♀); Nova Alvorada do Sul (21°50’ S, 54°32’ W, 275 m) on Solanum lycocarpum   (1♀) GoogleMaps   .

A summary of the abundance and diversity of localities and plant species on which each species was found in given in Table 1. The most abundant species were also those found in largest numbers of localities and largest number of plant species. The most diverse genera were Euseius   , with four species, as well as Proprioseiopsis   and Phytoseius   with two species each. The most frequent and abundant phytoseiid was E. citrifolius   , followed by E. concordis   , E. sibelius   and P. guianensis   , ranging in numbers between 61 and 181 mites. All other predacious species were represented by 14 or fewer specimens. Phytoseius guianensis   was also among the most frequent and abundant in the southern and southeastern Brazil ( Furtado et al., 2006, Fiaboe et al., 2007), as well as in the northeastern ( Furtado et al., 2005, Rosa et al., 2005, Fiaboe et al., 2007) part of the country in similar surveys.

A total of 3,493 tetranychid mites was observed in association with those phytoseiids, most of them (3,353 specimens) were T. evansi   , found in the surroundings of Aquidauna on S. americanum   together with E. citrifolius   and T. aripo   , in CorumbAE, on S. americanum   together with E. concordis   and N. idaeus   , and in Dourados, on S. lycopersicum   together with E. citrifolius   , P. mexicanus (Garman)   and P. ovatus   .

Solanum palinacanthum   was the most frequently solanaceous plant found; T. evansi   was not found on this plant, but four phytoseiid species were found, namely A. limonicus   , E. citrifolius   , E. concordis   and P. guianensis   .