Biogeographic distribution of the Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata)

@inproceedings{Tixier2008BiogeographicDO,
  title={Biogeographic distribution of the Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata)},
  author={Tixier and Serge Kreiter and Gilberto Jos{\'e} de Moraes},
  year={2008}
}
More than 1982 species in 90 genera were included in an analysis of the biogeography of the Phytoseiidae, a family of predatory mites. Seven biogeographic regions were taken into account: Nearctic, Neotropical, Ethiopian, West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, Oriental, and Australasian. The number of species was particularly high in the Neotropical, Oriental, and West Palaearctic regions. These regions also present the highest levels of species endemism. The number of genera was quite similar in… CONTINUE READING

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