First report of Amblyseius tamatavensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in the United States of America

Doker I. , Hernandez Y. V. , Mannion C., Carrillo D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACAROLOGY, cilt.44, ss.101-104, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 44
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01647954.2018.1461132
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-104


Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers (Acari: phytoseiidae) is reported for the first time in the United States of America, based on specimens collected from Laportea aestuans (Urticaceae) and Solanum americanum (Solanaceae) where it was found in association with the banded-wing whitefly Trialeurodes abutiloneus (Haldeman) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in southern Florida. Further observations confirmed that this predator can feed and reproduce on sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), and ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex (Singh). This species may be an important predator as a potential biological control agent of whiteflies. Amblyseius tamatavensis from Florida was re-described and illustrated based on female specimens to access intraspecific variation as well as to secure further diagnosis.