Neilstigmaeus, a new Australian genus in the family Stigmaeidae (Acari, Prostigmata)
1995 - Volume: 36 Issue: 3 pages: 219-222
Keywordstaxonomy plant mites Australia
Neilstigmaeus lamingtoni, gen. et sp. nov., is described in the Stigmaeidae (Acari: Prostigmata). Neilstigmaeus differs from related genera by having an arolium instead of claws on all legs, discrete dorsal plates and a large basal solenidion on its palpal tarsus. The type series was collected at Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia, on leaves of Parsonsia fulva (Apocyanaceae); additional specimens were found on other plants in Victoria and New South Wales.
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