Description of a new species of predatory mite (Acari: Phytoseiidae: Mesostigmata) from Kerala, India

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P.K. Sajna Haneef
Mary Anithalatha Sadanandan


A study was conducted on the biodiversity of predatory acarines of several districts of northern Kerala.  The study revealed the occurrence of a new species of predatory mite under the family Phytoseiidae from Palakkad District.  The new species of predatory mite Phytoseius alathurensis is described with appropriate illustrations. 


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