Mites (Acari) of the genus Notostrix Keifer (Eriophyidae): new records, description of six new species and key to the world species
2003 - Volume: 43 Issue: 3 pages: 271-289
KeywordsEriophyoidea Arecaceae palms America taxonomy
For the Notostrix mites, references, distribution and host plants of the previously known species are provided. Six new species are described from American palm trees (Arecaceae) which include: Nosostrix fissipes from Attalea dubia; N. trifida from Lytocaryum hoehnei; N. vasquezae from Sabal sp.; N. longiseta from Butia archeri; N. acuminata from Acrocomia aculeata and Syagrus oleracea; and N. miniseta from Bactris vulgaris. A key for the identification of the 13 species of the world that now integrate the genus is included.
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