A new Androlaelaps (Acarina: Laelapidae) from woodpeckers, with notes on the mesopicos species-group of the genus
1974 - Volume: 16 Issue: 4 pages: 569-576
KeywordsAcari Laelapidae Androlaelaps new species Congo-Kinshasa
Androlaelaps dendropicos n. sp. is described from Dendropicos elachus Oberholser from the Republic of Zaïre, and Dendropicos fuscescens (Vieillot) from Mozambique. Remarks on the host relationships and morphology of the mesopicos species-group of Androlaelaps Berlese are included, noting certain trends which could be important in the taxonomy of the group and suggesting the inclusion of A. phoeniculi (Zumpt and Till) in the species-group.
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