Journal:

2020. 28 (1)

Publicatione: 
REDESCRIPTION OF HYPOASPISELLA SPICULIFER (BERLESE, 1918) COMB. N. (ACARI: MESOSTIGMATA: LAELAPIDAE) FROM SOUTH AFRICA



About authors:

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


Elizabeth Hugo-Coetzee,
National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Sergey G. Ermilov, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Alexander A. Khaustov, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
e–mail: alkhaustov@mail.ru

Acknowledgments:

We cordially thank P. Bronkhorst (North-West University, South Africa) and V. A. Khaustov (Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia) for their help with collecting samples and technical assistance. We are also grateful to the management and staff of the Faan Meintjes Nature Reserve for granting access and for other general assistance. The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), research project No. 18-04-00096A.

Annotation:

Hypoaspisella spiculifer comb. n. is redescribed on the basis of adult females, collected from soil in South Africa. Hypoaspisella spiculifer fits well with the current concept of the genus Hypoaspisella Bernhard. The chelicerae of this species are similar to those of free-living mites, suggesting that it may be a predator of small soil invertebrates.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2020-28-1-55-64

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