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Published: 2019-07-25
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Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) of the Cook Islands

College of Agronomy, Shanxi Agriculture University, Taigu, China
Plant Health & Environment Laboratory, Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland, New Zealand
Manaaki Whenua—Landcare Reaearch, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand & School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Acari South Pacific Mesostigmata Amblyseius Euseius Knopkirie Kuzinellus Phytoseiulus Phytoseius Typhlodromus


Little is known about the mite family Phytoseiidae of the Cook Islands, and only five species have previously been recorded from the country. In this work, we present new data on 12 species, including five new records and two new species (Knopkirie flascus sp. nov. and Kuzinellus rarotonga sp. nov.). A key to all species of Phytoseiidae known from the Cook Islands is provided.



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