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The taxonomy and biology of Australian Bdellidae (Acari). 1. Subfamilies Bdellinae, Spinibdellinae and Cytinae

Wallace, M.M.H. and Mahon, J.A.

1972 - Volume: 14 Issue: 4 pages: 544-580


Acari Bdellidae Australia Bdella Biscirus Cyta Spinibdella new species taxonomy biology


New information is given on the biology and distribution in Australia of the following described species: Bdella captiosa, Spinibdella cronini, S. corticis, S. depressa, S. temtirostris, Biscirus thori and Cyta latirostris. Six new species are described, viz., Bdella humida, Spinibdella ampulla, Bircints arenarius, B. aquilonius, B. obliquus, and Cyta longiseta. Spermatophore and egg deposition and web production are described in several species.

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