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2019. 27 (2)

A new species of Gaeolaelaps Evans and Till (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from Zanzibar

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Omid Joharchi, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Department of Plant Protection, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran
Department of Plant Protection, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Alexander A. Khaustov, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Sergey G. Ermilov, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia


A new mite species of the genus Gaeolaelaps (Laelapidae) collected from soil-litter in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is described and illustrated based on morphological characters of adult females. Gaeolaelaps bochkovi sp. n. has the unusual character state of a three-tined palp tarsal apotele.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2019-27-2-221-227


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