Journal:

2012. 20 (2)

Publicatione: 
TWO NEW SPECIES OF ORIBATID MITES (ACARI, ORIBATIDA) HAPLOZETES LONGISACCULUS AND SCUTOVERTEX ARMAZI FROM GEORGIA (CAUCASUS)



About authors:

Murvanidze M., Maka Murvanidze, Georgia LEPL Institute of Zoology, Chavchavadze av. 31, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

Weigmann G., Gerd Weigmann, Institute of Zoology, Koenigin-Luise-Str. 1–3, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Annotation:

Two new species of oribatid mite, one each from the genera Haplozetes and Scutovertex, are described based on adult specimens. The H. longisacculus n. sp. specimens were found in manganese mining areas of Chiatura region (Western Georgia) and one individual of S. armazi n. sp. was found in open arid woodlands in Mtskheta surroundings (Eastern Georgia). Systematic placement of H. longisacculus n. sp. is discussed and the main characters of similar Scutovertex species are compared.

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