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A review of the genus Holostaspella Berlese,1904 (Acarina: Macrochelidae)

Krantz, G.W.

1967 - Volume: 9 Issue: Suppl pages: 91-146


Acari Holostaspella Macrocheles new species new combination systematics Central America North America Africa


The genus Holostaspella Berlese, a cosmopolitan assemblage of phoretic and free-living Macrochelidae, is reviewed. Redescriptions of a number of described species and diagnoses of new species are included. A diagnosis of the genus Holostaspella and a key to known species is presented. Areolaspis Tragardh is synonymized with Holostaspella. New species of Holostaspella described herein are as follows: ainscoughi, ancylothrix, aplodontiae, berlesei, polytrema, similis and stenaspis. The following synonymies are proposed: Holostaspella egregia Vitzthum 1925 syn. of Holostaspella moderata Berlese 1920. Macrocheles fonsecai Fox 1946 syn. [?] of Holostaspella bifoliata (Tragardh) 1952. Holostaspella polyornata Turk 1948 syn. of Macrocheles mammifer Berlese 1918. New combinations are as follows: Holostaspella bifoliata (Tragradh) (formerly Areolaspis bifoliatus Tragardh). Macrocheles bisignata (Berlese) (formerly Holostaspella bisignata Berlese). Macrocheles hirsutissima (Berlese) (formerly Holostaspella hirsutissima Berlese). Macrochetes spinosissima (Berlese) (formerly Holostaspella spinosissima Berlese).

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