Oribatid mites from coconut palm. II. A new species of Notogalumna (Acari, Oribatei) from Kerala, India
1990 - Volume: 31 Issue: 4 pages: 401-404
KeywordsOribatid mites coconut palm new species Notogalumna
The systematic description is given of a new oribatid species viz. Notogalumna nortoni inhabiting the foliage of coconut palm cultivated in Kerala, South India. The present species is widely distributed on 20 species of economically important plants such as vegetables, fibre crops, oil seeds, fruit crops, weeds etc. The population density of this species was found very high on Cocos nucifera and Pandanus sp. The genus Notogalumna is recorded for the first time from Indian subcontinent after its erection and the present species forms the second representative of the genus.
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