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Species Amblyseius swirskii

Predatory Mite - Amblyseius swirskii
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Mesostigmata (mesostigs)
Suborder Dermanyssina
Superfamily Phytoseioidea
Family Phytoseiidae
Genus Amblyseius
Species swirskii (Amblyseius swirskii)
Range
Native to eastern Mediterranean
Food
Small arthropods
Remarks
Introduced for biological control of greenhouse pests, especially thrips and greenhouse whitefly.
Internet References
"All about swirskii" (Semi-commercial site)
Florida Entomologist. Predatory Mite, Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae), for Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)