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Afrotropical Eriophyoidea: on some species of the subfamily Nothopodinae (Acari: Eriophyidae)

Smith Meyer, M.K.P. and Ueckermann, E.A.


1997 - Volume: 38 Issue: 1 pages: 57-68


Keywords

Eriophyoidea Nothopodinae Eriophyidae Adenocolus Floracarus Colopodacus Neofloracarus Nothopoda

Abstract

Mites of the subfamily Nothopodinae from the Afrotropical region are dealt with. The following five new species collected on indigenous plants in South Africa are described and illustrated: Adenocolus psydraxi from Psydrax livida (Rubiaceae); Floracarus transvaalensis from Rhoicissus tomentosa (Vitaceae) and Rhus chiridensis (Anacardiaceae); F. tiliaceus from Grewia occidentalis (Tiliaceae); F. oxyanthi from Oxyanthus speciosus (Acanthaceae); Nothopoda natalensis from Aspilia natalensis (Asteraceae). The genus Adenoculus is new to science. The relationships of each species are briefly discussed.

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1997-04-29

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© 1997 Smith Meyer, M.K.P. and Ueckermann, E.A.

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