Share this article    



The genus Tydeus (Acari, Prostigmata, Tydeidae) in Southern Sweden; six new species

Momen, F. and Lundqvist, L.

1995 - Volume: 36 Issue: 1 pages: 41-56


taxonnomy plant mites Tydeidae Tydeus Sweden


During a survey of tydeid mites associated with plants in southern Sweden, several species new to science were found, of which six belonging to the genus Tydeus are described here. T. nytebodensis n.sp. was collected from lichens on twigs of Picea abies; T. parainflatus n.sp. was found on leaves of Corylus avellana, and Prunus padus; T. octomaculatus n.sp. from lichens and moss on ground; T. caputoperio n.sp. from grasses and lichens (Cladonia sp.) on ground; T. exiguelitteratus n.sp. from bark of fallen tree, and lichens on branches on ground; and T. danielssoni n.sp. from grasses and bark from a dead pine tree, and moss layer on ground. Lorryia polita Kuznetzov, 1975, L. danuta Karmierski, 1978, Retetydeus catenulata Thor, 1931, and Paralorryia maga Kuznetzov, 1973, are transferred to the genus Tydeus. The male of T. polita is described for the first time. Six species are reported new to Sweden. A key to females of the twelve species so far known to Sweden is given.

Please read and follow the instructions to post any comment or correction.

Article editorial history
Date published:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
1995 Momen, F. and Lundqvist, L.
 Download article

Download the citation
RIS with abstract 
(Zotero, Endnote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks, Mendeley)
RIS without abstract 
(Zotero, BibTeX)
(PubMed, Txt)
Article metrics
Number of distinct pdf views

Cited by: view citations with

Search via ReFindit