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    A new eviphidid mite genus (Parasitiformes; Mesostigmata; Eviphididae) associated with the dung beetle Scarabaeus transcaspius Stolfa (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in Turkmenistan

    Makarova O.L.

    1998 - Volume: 39 Issue: 2 pages: 115-122

    Date published: 1998-09-30



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    Keywords: Eviphididae, new genus, dung beetles, Scarabeus, phoresy

    A new eviphidid mite, Cryptoseius petrovae gen. et sp. nov., was found under elytra of the beetle Scarabaeus transcaspius Stolfa from Turkmenistan. Descriptions of the female, male and deutonymph are given. The new genus displays a significant superficial resemblance to Scamaphis Karg (Eviphididae) and Coleolaelaps Berlese (Laelapidae), also associated with large scarabaeid beetles. A new combination, Coleolaelaps anoxiae comb, n. (Laelapidae) for Pelethiphis anoxiae Koyumdjieva, 1977 (Eviphididae), is suggested.



    Photos: Varroa destructor (Varroidae) on a honey bee. Low temperature -Scanning electron microscopy photograph. Material collected and fixed for LT-SEM: J. Pettis, USDA-ARS-Bee Lab. and R. Ochoa, USDA-ARS-SEL; LT-SEM photo: E. Erbe and C. Pooley, USDA-ARS-CEMU © USDA; Petrobia harti (Tetranychidae) © INRA - Alain Migeon; Dermanyssus gallinae (Dermanysssidae) © Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon – Lise Roy; Adult Ixodes sp. (Ixodidae) engorging on an Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica © Andy Darrington; Panonychus ulmi (Tetranychidae): hatching of a winter egg © Université de Lausanne – Centre de microscopie électronique – Cazelles

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