A new species of the genus Euseius Wainstein (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from France
ABSTRACT The identity of specimens belonging to the genus Euseius found on several trees in France is investigated. Previous molecular and morphological analyses have shown that the new species herein described is different from Euseius stipulatus. Among the 187 species belonging to the genus Euseius, four of them (Euseius querci, Euseius amissibilis, Euseius kirghisicus and Euseius longiverticalis) seem to be morphologically close to this new species. However, none were very similar. This paper reports the description of this new species: Euseius gallicus sp. nov. Kreiter and Tixier.
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ABSTRACT: The authors give a report on results of several surveys carried out to collect Phytoseiid mites, between 1994 and 2008, from the main crops and surrounding vegetation in some regions of Tunisia. A catalogue of all species found is provided with some information on their biology, when available, and biogeography. Almost all species are new to Tunisian and two to African fauna. One genus and one species are new to Science and previously described. A key for the identification of the species found is also provided. Keywords: Collection, key, phytoseiid mites, systematics, TunisiaTunisian Journal of Plant Protection. 11/2010; 5(2):151-178.