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Maslov S.I.

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Maslov S.I., Nikita Botanical Gardens — National Scientific Center, Yalta, Crimea 98648, Ukraine


The larva and protonymph of Thinoseius spinosus (Willmann, 1939) (Acari: Mesostigmata: Eviphididae) are described. The larva of mites of the genus Thinoseius Halbert, 1920 is recorded for the first time.


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