Journal:

2010. 18 (2)

Publicatione: 
A NEW SPECIES OF MITES OF THE GENUS PSEUDOPYGMEPHORUS (ACARI: HETEROSTIGMATA: NEOPYGMEPHORIDAE) ASSOCIATED WITH APHODIUS FIMETARIUS (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) FROM CRIMEA

Author:

Khaustov A. A.


About author:

Khaustov A. A., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

Annotation:

A new species Pseudopygmephorus aphodii sp. n. (Acari: Neopygmephoridae) is described from Crimea, Ukraine. The new species is phoretic on the dung beetle Aphodius fimetarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Pygmephorus allmanni Krczal, 1964, P. argentiniensis Mahunka, 1964, Bakerdania chelata Mahunka, 1969, B. bulbitarsus Mahunka, 1969, and B. peritremata Mahunka, 1969 are transferred to the genus Pseudopygmephorus.

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