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Gaeolaelaps carabidophilus n. sp., a new mite species (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Southern Ukraine

Trach, V.A.

2012 - Volume: 52 Issue: 2 pages: 157-163
DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20122045
Date received: 2012-01-31, Date accepted: 2012-03-16, Date published: 2012-06-22

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Keywords: Gaeolaelaps; Laelapidae; Mesostigmata; Acari; new species; Carabidae; Ukraine

Gaeolaelaps carabidophilus n. sp., a new laelapine mite (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) is described and illustrated based on females collected from Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst, 1784) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the north-western Black Sea coast (Ukraine, Odessa province). The new species differs from all congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal soft cuticle hypertrichous, very short peritremes (reaching only to mid-coxa III), dorsal shield with only 39 pairs of setae, sternal shield with 3 pairs of lyrifissures.



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