The Phytoseiidae are the most common plant inhabiting predatory mites. They have been considered to play an important role in the natural control of some phytophagous mites and insects. Several phytoseiid species have been commercially produced for the control of pest mites, thrips and whiteflies.
THIS IS NOT A TAXONOMIC REVISION. THEREFORE, IT CONTAINS NO OFFICIAL TAXONOMIC DECISIONS. PLACEMENT OF A SPECIES UNDER A GENUS DIFFERENT FROM WHICH IT IS KNOWN FROM THE LITERATURE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A "NEW COMBINATION". Thus, no new names are proposed for homonymies which could have resulted from the different placement of species in genera according to the system used in this catalog. Similarly, no new names are proposed for homonymies which have already been created in the literature and for which new names have not yet been proposed.
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