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New Zealand: Auckland region, Tongariro, North Nelson, Punakaiki (Collyer, 1964; 1982); Australia: Flinders Island, Tasmania, Victoria (Schicha, 1980; 1987).


In New Zealand N. cottieri was collected from Cassinia sp., Hebe sp., Astelia sp., thistle, and moss (Collyer, 1964; 1982). In Australia this species was collected from strawberries, hops, grass, white clover, apple, and thistle (Schicha, 1987).


Collyer, E. (1964) The occurrence of some mites of the Family Phytoseiidae in New Zealand, and descriptions of seven new species. Acarologia 6: 632-646.

Collyer, E. (1982) The Phytoseiidae of New Zealand (Acarina). 1. The genera Typhlodromus and Amblyseius - keys and new species. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 9: 185-206.

Schicha, E. (1980) Two new species of phytoseiid mites from Australia and redescription of six from New Zealand and Japan . General and Applied Entomology 12: 16-31.

Schicha, E. (1987) Phytoseiidae of Australia and Neighboring Areas. Indira Publishing House, Oak Park, Michigan, USA. 187 p.

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