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Australia: ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia (Readshaw, 1969; Schicha, 1987); New Zealand: Nelson, Queenstown.


T. dossei is present in the 1972 New Zealand collection materials from Nelson and Queenstown, currently deposited at the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra (M. Minor, unpublished data). In Australia, Schicha (1987) collected T. dossei from Banksia spp., Camellia sp., Datura sp., Eupatorium sp., Ficus carica (fig), Malus domestica (apple), Prunus domestica (plum), Ribes nigrum (blackcurrant), and Vitis vinifera (grapevine), in association with colonies of eriophyid mites. The specimens of T. dossei from Tasmania examined by Schicha (1978) were previously identified by E. Collyer as Typhlodromus caudiglans Schuster. It is possible that some of New Zealand mites reported by Collyer (1964; 1982) as T. caudiglans are actually T. dossei (Halliday, 1998). Collyer's "T. caudiglans" is widely distributed in New Zealand (records are from Northland, Auckland area, Bay of Plenty (Tauranga), Akaroa area, and Nelson, from various host plants, mainly trees (Collyer, 1964; 1982).


Collyer, E. (1964) The occurrence of some mites of the Family Phytoseiidae in New Zealand, and descriptions of seven new species. Acarologia 6: 632-646.

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.

Readshaw, J.L. (1969) Predatory mites in Australian apple orchards. Division of Entomology Annual Report, CSIRO, Australia, 1968-69, p. 42.

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

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