Fahad Alatawi

Fahad Alatawi
King Saud University | KKUH · Department of Plant Protection

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The genus Obdulia Pritchard and Baker is reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia based on O. neotamaricis sp. nov. collected from galls on Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst. (Tamaricaceae). The new species is described and illustrated from the adult female and male specimens. Obdulia daadi Al-Gboory, also collected from T. aphylla leaves, is re-desc...
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A new false spider mite (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) species, Phytoptipalpus jubailensis n. sp., Khan, Kamran & Alatawi, is described and illustrated based on adult female, collected from Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew. (Capparaceae). The genus Obuloides Baker & Tuttle is recorded for the first time from Saudi Arabia, with the record of...
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A new genus, Monobius Alatawi and Kamran, is hereby proposed for the two already described species, viz; M. electrus (Żmudziński) and M. meyerae (Bolland). In addition, the monospecific genus Tillandsobius Bolland is synonymized with the genus Tycherobius Bolland due to variations in the setae number of tibiae I–IV. Further, the genus Neophyllobius...
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The genus Oligonychus Berlese (Acari, Prostigmata, Tetranychidae): taxonomic assessment and a key to subgenera, species groups, and subgroups. ZooKeys Abstract A comprehensive taxonomic assessment of the most agriculturally important and highly diverse spider mite genus, Oligonychus Berlese (Acari: Tetranychidae) was performed. The sub-generic divi...
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The spider mite genus Mesobryobia Wainstein (Acari: Prostigmata: Tetranychidae) is reported for the first time from Pakistan based on Mesobryobia punjabensis sp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated based on adult females, collected from Pennisetum orientale Rich (Poaceae) in Punjab province. The diagnosis of the genus Mesobryobia is a...
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In the present study, we evaluated the effect of management practices, fruit season, host habitats (young and old fronds, date fruits and grasses), and temperature on the phenology and abundance of the date palm mite (DPM). The study was conducted in two date palm orchards (two plots each): a managed and an unmanaged plot. The phenology of DPM was...
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The webbing life type of three spider mite species of the genus Oligonychus was studied based on web-associated behavioral characteristics. All tested Oligonychus species—viz., avocado brown mite, Oligonychus punicae (Hirst), date palm mite, Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor), and banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis (Banks)—exhibited a complic...
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The oriental red spider mite, Eutetranychus orientalis (Klein) is a major pest of citrus in many countries including Saudi Arabia (SA). The morphological variations among the different populations of E. orientalis were reported. In the present study, phenotypic variations based on 40 different morphological characteristics were evaluated in 10 E. o...
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The family Trombidiidae (Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) is reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia (SA) with Allothrombium monosolenidion sp. nov. and A. meridionale Berlese. The new species is described from larva. Also, three genera Microtrombicula Ewing (Trombiculidae), Eutrombidium Verdun and Trichotrombidium Kobulej (Microtrombidiidae) are...
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The spider mite genus Neotetranychus Trägårdh is reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia (SA) based on N. longisetus n. sp., collected from Heliotropium arbainense (Boraginaceae). The new species is described and illustrated from the adult female, and three species, Mixonychus (Bakerina) aculus (Chaudhri), Paraplonobia (Anaplonobia) harteni (...
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The effect of some abiotic and biotic factors on the population sex ratio of the date palm mite (DPM), Oligonychus afrasiaticus, were evaluated on four date palm cultivars in two regions (Riyadh and Qateef) of Saudi Arabia. The week of infestation, fruit stage, and their interactions, as well as the cultivar, significantly affected theDPMsex ratio....
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Four phytoseiid species Neoseiulus sinaiticum (Amitai and Siwirski 1982), N. tabularis Chaudhri, Akbar and Rasool 1979, Eusieus eitanae (Swirski and Amitai, 1965) and Proprioseiopsis badryi (Yousef and El-Brollosy, 1986) are recorded for the first time from Saudi Arabia. The two new records N. sinaiticum and N. tabularis are re-described and illust...
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Two new species of the genus Tenuipalpus Donnadieu, T. alhagus sp. nov. and T. neokeiensis sp. nov. are described and illustrated. Four tenuipalpid species, namely Aegyptobia cassiae Baker and Tuttle, Brevipalpus californicus (Banks), Dolichotetranychus apaches Baker and Pritchard and Tenuipalpus parsii Khosrowshahi and Arbabi are reported as new t...
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The predatory mite Cydnoseius negevi (Swirski and Amitai) is mostly found in association with the old world date mite (OWDM), Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor) and occasionally with the two spotted spider mite (TSSM), Tetranychus urticae Koch. We evaluated the predation efficiency and preference of lab-reared (LR) and field-collected (FC) populat...
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Citation: Kamran M, Khan EM, Alatawi FJ (2018). The spider mites of the genus Eutetranychus Banks (Acari, Trombidiformes, Tetranychidae) from Saudi Arabia: two new species, a re-description, and a key to the world species. Abstract Two new species of the genus Eutetranychus Banks are described and illustrated based on adult females and males, E. s...
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Citation: Kamran M, Khan EM, Alatawi FJ (2018) The spider mites of the genus Eutetranychus Banks (Acari, Trombidiformes, Tetranychidae) from Saudi Arabia: two new species, a re-description, and a key to the world species. Abstract Two new species of the genus Eutetranychus Banks are described and illustrated based on adult females and males, E. spi...
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The present study examined the webbing life type and behavioral response of date palm mite (DPM) Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor) toward its webbing residues, in presence or absence of immature individuals, on leaves and fruits of date palm. DPM exhibited a complicated web life type on both the leaves and fruits of date palm, which is characteri...
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The behavioral response of a generalist phytoseiid predator, Cydnoseius negevi (Swirskii & Amitai) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) to the complicated webbing of the date palm mite (DPM) Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) was evaluated for the first time on date palm leaves and fruits, both in the laboratory and on field-collected samp...
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The nutritional suitability of date palm pollen for the predatory mite Cydnoseius negevi (Swirski & Amitai) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) was tested by assessing the development and life table parameters of the predator at two relative humidity levels, 35 and 60 % RH, at 30 °C in the laboratory. C. negevi successfully developed and reproduced when fed on a...
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Five stigmaeid species belonging to the genus Agistemus Summers (Acari: Trombidiformes: Stigmaeidae) are recorded from different regions of Saudi Arabia. Among these, Agistemus jawadi sp. nov., inhabiting on Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf. is described and illustrated based on female. Two species, A. fleschneri Summers and A. aimogastaensis Leiva...
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Eryngiopus discus Meyer, 1969 (Acari: Trombidiformes: Stigmaeidae), the first species of the genus Eryngiopus Summers recorded from Saudi Arabia, is re-described and illustrated. The specimens of this species were collected from foxtail grass Cenchrus sp. (Poaceae) and Euryops arabicus (Asteraceae). Also, the species of the genus Eryngiopus are cat...
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The study of functional response characteristics of natural enemies is one of the most important approaches to assess their efficiency in regulating the pest population as they are key aspects in the dynamics of predator-prey interactions. In the present study, the functional response type and parameters, and maximum feeding capacity of the predato...
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The study of functional response characteristics of natural enemies is one of the most important approaches to assess their efficiency in regulating the pest population as they are key aspects in the dynamics of predator-prey interactions. In the present study, the functional response type and parameters, and maximum feeding capacity of the predato...
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This paper reports on 35 species and 33 genera belonging to 18 families of the order Mesostigmata, collected from different provinces of Saudi Arabia. Among these, eight families, 21 genera and 30 species, mostly collected from date palm agroecosystem, are new to the fauna of Saudi Arabia. Five species reported previously are also recorded in this...
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A total of 18 spider mite species belonging to 10 genera of the family Tetranychidae (Acari: Prostigmata) are reported from different provinces of Saudi Arabia (SA). Among these, two new species, Sonotetranychus madinahensis sp. nov. and Tetranychus salicornicus sp. nov., belonging to the subfamily Tetranychinae are described and illustrated. Also,...
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A total of 18 spider mite species belonging to 10 genera of the family Tetranychidae (Acari: Prostigmata) are reported from different provinces of Saudi Arabia (SA). Among these, two new species, Sonotetranychus madinahensis sp. nov. and Tetranychus salicornicus sp. nov., belonging to the subfamily Tetranychinae are described and illustrated. Also,...
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A comprehensive survey was conducted at different provinces of Saudi Arabia (SA) to investigate predacious prostigmatid mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) mainly collected from the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L. (Arecaceae) agro-ecosystem. A total of 41 species belonging to 28 genera in 14 families are recorded in the present study. Out...
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Kuzinellus bahaensis sp. nov. (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is described and illustrated from six female specimens collected from different host plants i.e. Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae), Conyza bonariensis (L.) (Asteraceae), Olea sp. (Oleaceae), Ziziphus sp. (Rhamnaceae), and grasses (Poaceae), from Tabuk and Baha provinces of Saudi Arabia. It is the fi...
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Twenty two phytoseioid species belonging to three families Blattisociidae Garman, Otopheidomenidae Treat, and Phytoseiidae Berlese (Acari: Phytoseioidea), collected from Baha, Bisha, Jazan, Madinah, Makkah, Riyadh and Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia (SA), are reported in this paper. Among these, a new species Phytoseius tabukensis Alatawi, Basahih a...
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Five new flat mite species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) are described and illustrated. These are Aegyptobia anvillea sp. nov. from Anvillea garcinii (Asteraceae) and Pulicaria undulata (Asteraceae); Aegyptobia lippii sp. nov. from Helianthemum lippii (Cistaceae); Aegyptobia rafiqi sp. nov. from Convulvulus oxyphyllus (Convolvulaceae); Aeg...
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The genus Zetzellia Oudemans (Acariformes: Stigmaeidae) is reported for the first time from Pakistan as well as from South Asia, with a new species Z. sialkotensis sp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated based on both female and male, collected from Sorghum halepense L. (Poaceae) in association with Tetranychus spp. (Acariformes: Tetr...
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Citation: Kamran M, Mirza JH, Alatawi FJ (2016) The genus Paraplonobia Wainstein and Neopetrobia Wainstein (Acari, Trombidiformes, Tetranychidae) from Saudi Arabia: new species, new records and key to the world species of Paraplonobia. Abstract The two tetranychid genera Paraplonobia Wainstein and Neopetrobia Wainstein (Trombidiformes: Tetra-nychid...
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Madinahustium acaciaum gen. nov., sp. nov. (Acari: Erythraeidae: Balaustiinae) is described and illustrated from larvae, collected from Acacia sp. (Fabaceae) from Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. It is the second species of the subfamily Balaustiinae Grandjean after Balaustium yousifi Kamran and Alatawi from the country. A key to the larval genera of the...
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The genus Zetzellia Oudemans (Acariformes: Stigmaeidae) is reported for the first time from Pakistan as well as from South Asia, with a new species Z. sialkotensis sp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated based on both female and male, collected from Sorghum halepense L. (Poaceae) in association with Tetranychus spp. (Acariformes: Tetr...
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Within the scope of a project investigating phytophagous and predacious mites associated with date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L. (Arecaceae), a comprehensive survey was conducted at five different provinces of Saudi Arabia. Eleven species within eight genera of false spider mites (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) were recorded from date palm trees, ground cove...
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ABSTRACT The genus Paragigagnathus Amitai and Grinberg (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia. Paragigagnathus desertorum( Amitai and Swirski) and P. insuetus (Livshitz and Kuznetsov) were collected from Acacia sp. (Fabaceae) and Tamarix sp. (Tamaricaceae), respectively. Paragigagnathus madinaensis n. sp. is describe...
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Euseius batus(Ueckermann & Loots) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is reported for thefirst time from Saudi Arabia as well as from the Asian continent. It was collected from Acaciasp. Mill. (Fabaceae) from the Al _ Baha and Jazan Provinces of Saudi Arabia. Various diagnostic features and body measurements of this species are provided. A key to species of the...
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The genera AbrolophusBerlese and NagoricanellaHaitlinger are reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia with A. rudaensis(Haitlinger) and N. salehisp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated from larvae. The species Marantelophus emanueli(Haitlinger) comb. nov. is transferred from the genus Grandjeanella Southcott to MarantelophusHai...
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The genera AbrolophusBerlese and NagoricanellaHaitlinger are reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia with A. rudaensis(Haitlinger) and N. salehisp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated from larvae. The species Marantelophus emanueli(Haitlinger) comb. nov. is transferred from the genus Grandjeanella Southcott to MarantelophusHai...
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The old world date mite, Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor, 1939) (Acari: Tetranychidae) is a severe spider mite pest of date palm in most of the Middle East and North Africa. Considering that nothing is known about the performance of phytoseiid predators against O. afrasiaticus. Biology, predation and life table parameters of Cydnoseius negevi (S...
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Three erythraeid genera Balaustium von Heyden, Charletonia Oudemans, and Erythraeus Latreille (Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) are reported for first time from Saudi Arabia based on three new larval species, Balaustium yousifi sp. n., Charletonia bahaensis sp. n., and Erythraeus (Erythraeus) uhadi sp. n. and one new record Erythraeus (Zaracarus) lanci...
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The Genus Ledermuelleriopsis Willmann is recorded for the first time from Pakistan with the description of a new species L. punjabensis n. sp. collected from fallen leaves and debris under Albizia lebbeck L. trees. The new species can be distinguished easily from other species by 3 pairs of genital setae, coxisternal shields between coxae I, II and...
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Acaphyllisa arabica sp. nov. (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) is described and illustrated. It is the first species of the genus Acaphyllisa Keifer recorded on date palms. Acaphyllisa and Mackiella phoenicis Keifer are reported for the first time in Saudi Arabia.http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:author:0F7CAE8E-4FB3-499C-BBAF-1E28775BB005
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Two flat mite genera, Aegyptobia Sayed and Pentamerismus McGregor (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), are reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia based on 2 new species, Aegyptobia arabica sp. nov. and Pentamerismus bahaensis sp. nov. Specimens of A. arabica and P. bahaensis were collected from Hammada sp. (Amaranthaceae) and Thuja occidentalis L. (Cupre...
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Feather mites of the family Avenzoariidae (Acari: Astigmata: Analgoidea) are recorded for the first time in Saudi Arabia. A new avenzoariid species, Zachvatkinia (Zachvatkinia) repressae sp. n. (Avenzoariidae: Bonnetellinae), is described from the White-cheeked Tern, Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916 (Charadriiformes: Sternidae). The new species belong...
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The family Otopheidomenidae Treat, 1955, is recorded for the first time from Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula on the basis of a new species, Nabiseius arabicus sp. nov. Adult females, collected from Cynodon dactylon L. (Poaceae) in association with thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera), were described and illustrated. A key to world species of Nabis...
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Different biological aspects and predation efficiency of the predatory mite, Agistemus exsertus Gonzalez (Acari: Stigmaeidae), when fed on eggs of Ephestia cautella (Walker), were studied under laboratory conditions. A. exsertus successfully developed and reproduced when fed solely on eggs of E. cautella. Life cycle, generation period, life span an...
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Cydnoseius negevi (Swirski & Amitai, 1961), Neoseiulus paspalivorus (De Leon, 1957) and Proprioseiopsis beatus (Chaudhri, 1968) are reported for the first time from Saudi Arabia. The mite genus Cydnoseius Muma, 1967 is also new to the Saudi Arabian fauna. Cydnoseius negevi was collected from various host plants in three different regions (Riyadh, H...
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Eight species of phytoseiid mites are reported from date palm orchards in Saudi Arabia. Seven of them were first records for this country: Neoseiulus bicaudus (Wainstein), N. conterminus (Kolodochka), N. makuwa (Ehara), N. rambami (Swirski & Amitai), Proprioseiopsis asetus (Chant), P. messor (Wainstein), P. ovatus (Garman). Neoseiulus makuwa and P....