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Type: Article
Published: 2010-06-30
Page range: 175–185
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Tarsonemidae of China: a review of progress on the systematics and biology, with an updated checklist of species

Institute of Plant Protection, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou 350013, China
Landcare Research, Private Bag 92970. Auckland, New Zealand
Tarsonemidae pests faunistics biology control mainland China Taiwan


This paper reviews the research on the taxonomy, biology and control of mites in the family Tarsonemidae in China, with an updated checklist of 105 species belonging to 16 genera and 3 subfamilies. Major contributions to the Chinese fauna of the Tarsonemidae were made by Yang Qing-Shuan, Ding Ting-Zhong and colleagues in Shanhgai, Lin Jian-Zhen and his colleagues in Fujian, Tseng Yi-Hsiung and Ho Chyi-Chen in Taiwan, and Yin Sui-Gong and his students in Liaoning. There have been relatively few studies on the biology and control of the Tarsonemidae in China and these are briefly reviewed.