Checklist of ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) of New Zealand with description of three new species
2016 - Volume: 56 Issue: 2 pages: 203-211DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20162239
Keywordsmites fauna morphology systematics Australasian region
An annotated checklist of ptyctimous mites of New Zealand is provided; it includes 74 species, 12 genera and four families. Two new species, Austrophthiracarus parapulchellus Niedbala n. sp. and Notophthiracarus minorae Niedbala n. sp., are described from litter in Pinus radiata plantation of the North Island, and one new species, Notophthiracarus otagoensis Niedbala n. sp. is described from soil and debris under Dracophyllum muscoides cushions of the South Island.
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