International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 899–901 | Cite as

Records of the Genus Amblyseius Berlese from Tanzania with A Description of A New Species (Acari: Mesostigmata)

  • E. M. El-Banhawy
  • B. A. Abou-Awad
Research Article


Four species in the genus Amblyseius Berlese are reported from Tanzania, A. serengati sp.n., A. fustis Pritchard and Baker, A. largoensis (Muma) and A. sawaga Pritchard & Baker. Descriptions and comparisons with similar species are provided for the new species.

Key Words

Amblyseius serengati sp.n. A. fustis A. largoensis A. sawaga Tanzania Phytoseiidae 


Espéces (4) capturées dans la réserve naturelle située à Ténzénia. A. serengati sp.n., A. fustis Pritchard and Baker, A. largoensis (Muma), et A, sawaga Pritchard and Baker. Les Collections Data sont preséntées dans la texte.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. El-Banhawy
    • 1
  • B. A. Abou-Awad
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Protection DepartmentNational Research CentreDokki, CairoEgypt

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