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Two new species of Amblyseiinae Muma (Acari: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) from southwest China

Xiaoduan Fang, Yuchun Wu, Weinan Wu


Amblyseiinae is the largest subfamily of Phytoseiidae with 196 recorded species from China. Two new species, Amblyseius basaensis sp. nov. and Transeius guangheensis sp. nov., were found by examining the specimens collected from two southwest provinces in China, both near to Vietnam border. Herein, they are described and illustrated based on the female specimens.


Amblyseius, Transeius, taxonomy, description


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