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Australia: NSW, Queensland, Victoria (Schicha, 1984; 1997; Walter and Beard, 1997); New Zealand: Kawakawa Bay, Nelson, Coromandel (Walter and Beard, 1997).


P. leaki was found on a wide range of plants in Australia; in New Zealand it was found on dwarf apple, pohutakawa, and Pomaderris phylicifolia (Walter and Beard, 1997).


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.

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