2017. 25 (2)


About authors:

Sergey G. Ermilov, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Hugo-Coetzee E.A., National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa; University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Alexander A. Khaustov, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Theron P.D., North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


The morphology of juvenile instars of the oribatid mite Galumna curvifamulus Ermilov, Hugo-Coetzee, Khaustov et Theron, 2017 (Oribatida, Galumnidae) is described and illustrated, based on the material collected from the soil and litter near Potchefstroom (South Africa). The morphological differences of ontogenetic instars of this species from G. alata (Hermann, 1804), G. obvia (Berlese, 1914) and G. zachvatkini Grishina, 1982 are given.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2017-25-2-87-95


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