Amblyseius tsugawai

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Amblyseius tsugawai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
Family: Phytoseiidae
Genus: Amblyseius
Species: A. tsugawai
Binomial name
Amblyseius tsugawai
Ehara, 1959

Amblyseius tsugawai is a species of predatory mite belonging to the family Phytoseiidae. This oval mite, less than 0.5 mm in length, is only known from apple trees on Honshū, Japan. It is very similar to congeners found outside Japan but can be distinguished by details of the setation on the fourth pair of legs.

References[edit]

  • Some predatory mites of the genera Typhlodromus and Amblyseius from Japan (Phytoseiidae). Shôzô Ehara, Acarologia I.