2012 - Volume: 52 Issue: 2 pages: 157-163
Date received: 2012-01-31, Date accepted: 2012-03-16, Date published: 2012-06-22
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Keywords: Gaeolaelaps, Laelapidae, Mesostigmata, Acari, new species, Carabidae, Ukraine
Gaeolaelaps carabidophilus n. sp., a new laelapine mite (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) is described and illustrated based on females collected from Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst, 1784) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the north-western Black Sea coast (Ukraine, Odessa province). The new species differs from all congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal soft cuticle hypertrichous, very short peritremes (reaching only to mid-coxa III), dorsal shield with only 39 pairs of setae, sternal shield with 3 pairs of lyrifissures.