Notes on the genus Beronium (Acari, Eutrombidiinae) enlightened by new captures of Beronium laemostenis in Spain
2013 - Volume: 53 Issue: 4 pages: 425-427DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20132106
KeywordsBeronium laemostenis Spain Andalusia teratology cave
The genus Beronium encompasses only three species, one described from Morocco, one from the Canary Islands and another from the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula. Each of these species was reported from a single location, their type localities. Captures in six new locations, all caves, are reported for one of the species, Beronium laemostenis Mayoral and Barranco 2005, previously considered endemic to a single cave in the south of Spain. Of the fifty larvae studied, a single teratological case in the second dorsal sclerite is reported and illustrated. Comments on the morphology, host specificity and distribution in caves for the genus Beronium are provided.
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