Prasadiseius cocytes (Prasad, 1970)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Otopheidomenis cocytes Prasad, 1970:29 (original combination)


Conservation Status




South America


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Prasad, Vikram. (1970). Two new species of Otopheidomenis mites from South America (Acarina: Phytoseiidae). Acarologia 12(1): 28-33.


Other references:

Prasad, Vikram. (2011a). An unusual case of very heavy infestation of Prasadiseius cocytes (Prasad, 1970) (Acari: Otopheidomenidae) in Manduca rustica (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) collected in Ecuador. Internat. J. Acarol. 37(1): 31-41.

Prasad, Vikram. (2011b). Rediscovery of Prasadiseius cocytes (Prasad, 1970) (Acari: Otopheidomenidae) in the neotropical countries. International Journal of Acarology. 37: 347-354. [Abstract]

Prasad, V. (2011c). Redescription of adults of Prasadiseius cocytes (Prasad, 1970) (Acari: Otopheidomenidae). Acarologia 51(2): 165-189.

Prasad, V. (2011d). Proposed nomenclature for idiosomal setae in otopheidomenid mites (Acari: Otopheidomenidae) known from sphingid moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). International Journal of Acarology 37(1): 11-30.

Prasad, Vikram. (2012). Description of immature stages of Prasadiseius cocytes (Prasad, 1970) (Acari: Otopheidomenidae). Acarologia 52(1): 59-86.

Prasad, Vikram. (2013). Infestation of Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) by otopheidomenid mites in intertropical continental zones and observation of a case of heavy infestation by Prasadiseius kayosiekeri (Acari: Otopheidomenidae). Acarologia 53(3): 323-345.

Prasad, Vikram. (2018). Description of motile immature stages of Hemipteroseius indicus (Krantz & Khot)(Acari: Otopheidomenidae). Persian Journal of Acarology 7(1): 1-40. [automatic download]

Prasad, Vikram. (2019). Scanning electron microscopic studies on several otopheidomenid mites (Acari: Otopheidomenidae). West Bloomfield, Michigan: Indira Publishing House.


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