Journal:

2016. 24 (1)

Publicatione: 
FIRST RECORD OF THE MITE GENUS RACKIA (ACARI: HETEROSTIGMATINA: NEOPYGMEPHORIDAE) FROM ARCTIC RUSSIA WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES



About authors:

Khaustov A. A., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Makarova O.L., Severtsov Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Annotation:

The genus Rackia Mahunka, 1975 (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Neopygmephoridae) is recorded from Russia for the first time. A new species, Rackia curculionoides sp. n. is described from soil of the arctic Vaigach Island, the north of Eastern Siberia. A key to species of the genus Rackia is provided. It was suggested that the elongated gnathosomal capsule in Rackia curculionoides sp. n. and other species of Rackia is a result of homoplasy.

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