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China, Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan, Malasya, Maurutius, Papaua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Thailand (Moraes et al., 2004); Australia: Queensland, Western Australia (Schicha, 1984; 1997; Walter and Beard, 1997).


P. hawaiiensis is widely distributed in the Pacific. In Australia it was collected from sclerophyll, rainforest and agricultural sites, primarily from disturbed environments, and Walter and Beard (1997) suggest that the species has been recently introduced into Australia. There are no records of P. hawaiiensis from New Zealand at present, but the species is included in the key in case of possible introductions. P. hawaiiensis has tropical distribution, and in New Zealand is most likely to be discovered in the Auckland region.


Ehara, S. (2002) Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Sumatra with description of a new species. Acta Arachnologica 51: 125-133.

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. (1984) Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Phytoseius Ribaga in Australia, the South Pacific and Indian Ocean regions with four new species and records of known species (Acarina: Phytoseiidae). International Journal of Acarology 10: 117-128.

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

Walter, D.E., and Beard, J.J. (1997) A Review of the Australian Phytoseiinae (Acari: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 11: 823-860.

Wu, W.N. (1997) A review of taxonomic studies of the genus Phytoseius (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from China. Systematic and Applied Acarology 2: 149-160.

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