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Africa: Algeria; Middle East: Jordan; Carribean: Cuba; North America: Arizona, California, Washington; Europe: England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Pacific: Hawaii (Moraes et al., 2004); Australia: NSW, Tasmania (Schicha, 1987; Beard, 2001).


N. aurescens is usually found on leaf litter and low-growing vegetation; in Australia and Tasmania it was collected from strawberry, apple, black currant, Trifolium sp., grass and soil (Schicha, 1987). This species is apparently very close to Neoseiulus reticulatus (Oudemans, 1930) (Beard, 2001). There are no records of N. aurescens from New Zealand so far, but based on the wide distribution of this species, it may be present.


Beard, J.J. (2001) A review of Australian Neoseiulus Hughes and Typhlodromips de Leon (Acari: Phytoseiidae: Amblyseiinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 15: 73-158.

Chant, D.A., and McMurtry, J.A. (2003) A review of the subfamily Amblyseiinae Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae): Part I. Neoseiulini new tribe. International Journal of Acarology 29(1): 3-46.

Evans, G.O. (1987) The status of three species of Phytoseiidae (Acari) described by Carl Willmann. Journal of Natural History 21, 1461-1468.

Moraes, G.J. de, McMurtry, J.A., Denmark, H.A., and Campos, C.B. (2004) A revised catalog of the mite family Phytoseiidae. Zootaxa 434: 1-494.

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

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