Amblyseius filcae Denmark and Villanueva, n. sp. was found on Viburnum odoratissimum Ker Gawl. var. awabuki (K. Koch) Zabel (Caprifoliaceae) in Florida. The adult female can be identified by its rosy coloration, and, on permanent slides, by its tubular-fundibular spermathecal calyx 15 μm long and nodular atrium. Developmental times on pollen of crocea iceplant (Malephora crocea Jacquin) (Alzoaceae) were 60.6 ± 1.3, 32.2 ± 1.3, 41.3 ± 1.0, 29.6 ± 1.6, 54.7 ± 1.4, 218.7 ± 3.3 h for eggs, larvae, protonymphs, deutonymphs, preoviposition time and total female developmental time (up to first oviposition), respectively. Amblyseius filcae showed a weak or no predatory performance on Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) and adult female Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijkes) during predator-prey laboratory bioassays, but B. phoenicis egg predation was observed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Acarology|
|State||Published - 2008|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank the University of Puerto Rico-AES Hatch-427 grant for financial support in the publication of this paper.
- Life cycle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Insect Science