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2018. 26 (2)


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Diumina A.V. , Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Abramov V.V., Gagarin str. 12, Suvorov, Tula distr., 301430, Russia


The male of Mexecheles virginiensis (Baker, 1949) (Acariformes; Cheyletidae) found in galleries of scolytine beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is recorded for the first time in Russia (Tula Region) and redescribed. 

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2018-26-2-213-217


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