Systematics of the Phytoseiidae: historical review, current situation and future prospectsThe systematics of the family Phytoseiidae has a long and controversial history. These disputes were due mainly to the smallsize of these mites and to the difficulty in identifying valid morphological features for a systematic classification that alsoreflects the phylogeny. The author reports here an historical overview of the systematics of these predators, focusing on the twomain theories on organization of taxa within this family. The author has tried to identify the weaknesses of both theories,providing some cues for the future of Phytoseiidae systematics.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE ITALIANA DI ENTOMOLOGIA. RENDICONTI|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|