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Published: 2004-08-09

A new genus and a new species of phytoseiid mite (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from northeastern Brazil

Departamento de Agronomia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), 52171-900 Recife-PE, Brazil Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Departamento de Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agrícola, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ-USP), 13418-900 Piracicaba-SP, Brazil CNPq researcher
Departamento de Agronomia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), 52171-900 Recife-PE, Brazil CNPq researcher
Acari Phytoseiidae taxonomy predator Brazil biological control

Abstract

A new genus and a new species of phytoseiid mite, Tenuisternum bahiense n. g., n. sp., collected from Solanum paludosum Moric (Solanaceae), is described from the State of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.

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