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2014. 22 (2)


About authors:

Alexander A. Khaustov, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Lee J.-H., Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA), Anyang, South Korea
Lee Y.-S., Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Service, South Korea
Kim J.R. , National Academy of Aricultural Science, RDA, South Korea


A new species of the genus Pediculaster Vitzthum, 1931 (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Pygmephoridae), P. neutarii sp. n. is described from edible oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus, in South Korea. A potential significance of the new species as pest of edible fungi is discussed.


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