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Systematics and bionomics of predaceous and phytophagous mites associated with pine foliage in California: I. Survey of mites present on native pines, including a description of a new species of Phytoseiidae


Laurence D. Charlet
James A. McMurtry

Authors Affiliations

Laurence D. Charlet was Postgraduate Research Entomologist in the Department of Entomology, Riverside; James A. McMurtry was Professor of Entomology, and Entomologist in the Division of Biological Control, Department of Entomology, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(7):173-210. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v45n07p173. October 1977.

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A survey was made to determine the mite species occurring on the foliage of 17 native species of pines in California. Mites were removed from the needles by an air-agitated water bath; 23 different families were recovered. The Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae, and Tenuipalpidae were the most frequently recovered families. A new species of phytoseiid, Amblyseius muricatus, is described.

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