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Ermilov S. G., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Khaustov A. A., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia


The oribatid mite Phyllhermannia falklandica Balogh, 1988 is recorded for the first time in Chile, based on a collection from mosses (Sphagnum sp.) in a swamp in the vicinity of Punta Arenas. Adult and juvenile instars from this material are described and illustrated in detail, and an updated diagnosis of Phyllhermannia juveniles is proposed, after a comparison with ontogenetic data from other species.


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