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Cosmolaelaps Berlese (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from southern Brazil, with a new record of a heteromorphic male, description of a new species, and a key to the species reported from that country

ADRIANE DA FONSECA DUARTE, GRAZIELLE FURTADO MOREIRA, UEMERSON SILVA DA CUNHA, GILBERTO JOSÉ DE MORAES

Abstract


Three Cosmolaelaps species were found in surveys recently conducted in the Pampa biome in southern Brazil. One of these is a new species here described as Cosmolaelaps pampaensis sp. nov. In the same surveys, heteromorphic male specimens of Cosmolaelaps guttulatus (Karg, 1978) were collected. A key for the identification of species of Cosmolaelaps reported from Brazil is provided.

 


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Acari, Pampa biome, biodiversity, Hypoaspidinae, Cosmolaelaps brevistilis

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