A new record of phytoseiid mite, Neoseiulus harrowi Collyer, 1964 (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Republic of Korea

  • Keum, Eunsun (Research Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Andong National University) ;
  • Jung, Chuleui (Department of Plant Medicine, Andong National University)
  • Received : 2017.09.12
  • Accepted : 2017.11.13
  • Published : 2017.12.28


During a study of acarine biodiversity, a phytoseiid mite was collected from soil samples under the rose of Sharon plants. The specimen was identified as Neoseiulus harrowi Collyer, 1964, which was previously only reported in New Zealand and Australia, and is thus a new record for Korean phytoseiid fauna. Neoseiulus harrowi is morphologically similar to N. makuwa (Ehara), but distinctly different in two characters: shorter length of two posterior setae (Z4, Z5) and a forked atrium of spermatheca longer in N. makuwa than in N. harrowi in females.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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