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Cosmopolitan: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia: Tasmania, NSW, Victoria; New Zealand; see Moraes et al. (2004) for the complete distribution list.


Widely distributed in North America. Found on crops in Australia - soybean, apple, strawberry (Schicha, 1987; Beard, 2001); released in New Zealand as biological control agent (Christchurch, Nelson, Hawke's Bay) on various orchard and greenhouse crops (Collyer, 1982).


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

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.

Halliday, R.B. (1998) Mites of Australia: A Checklist and Bibliography. Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy, vol. 5. CSIRO Australia, 317 p.

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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