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Female dorsal view

Other Names




Algeria; Hungary; California; Australia: Tasmania, ACT, NSW, Queensland, Victoria (Moraes et al., 2004).


Schicha (1987) and Beard (2001) record N. bellinus from apple and strawberry in Australia. There are no records of N. bellinus from New Zealand, but the species is included in this key because females of N. bellinus cannot be distinguished from females of Neoseiulus cucumeris - the two species can only be separated by adult males. Chant and McMurtry (2003) and many other authors suspect that N. bellinus is a junior synonym of N. cucumeris, but Schicha (1987) and Beard (2001) list the two species as not synonymous.


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.

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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