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Mites of the family Scutacaridae (Acari: Pygmephoroidea) associated with Formica fusca L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Western Siberia, Russia

Khaustov, A.


2015 - Volume: 55 Issue: 4 pages: 377-386

https://doi.org/10.1051/acarologia/20152177

Keywords

Acari Heterostigmata Pygmephoroidea Scutacarus Imparipes systematics ants phoresy

Abstract

Six species of scutacarid mites (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Scutacaridae) are newly recorded phoretic on ants Formica fusca Linnaeus, 1758 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Tyumen Province,Western Siberia, Russia. One of these species, Scutacarus karafiati n. sp. is described as new for science. Scutacarus pilatus Khaustov, 2008, S. rotundus (Berlese, 1903) and S. atypicus (Karafiat, 1959) are recorded for the first time in Russia. Scutacarus rotundus is redescribed based on material fromWestern Siberia.

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Date received:
2015-05-22
Date accepted:
2015-10-12
Date published:
2015-12-18

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