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New species and new records of the family Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Republic of Korea



This paper reports on nine species of mites of the family Laelapidae associated with insects and soil in Republic of Korea: Cosmolaelaps hortensis Ishikawa from Allomyrina dichotoma (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), and C. chianensis (Gu), C. hrdyi (Samšiňák), Cosmolaelaps sejongi sp. nov., Gymnolaelaps laevis (Michael), Holostaspis mooni sp. nov., Hypoaspis longicaudus sp. nov., Laelaspis mandibularis (Ewing) and Ololaelaps wangi Bai et. al. from soil. This is the first record of Gymnolaelaps, Holostaspis and Laelaspis from Republic of Korea. The new species are described and illustrated from adult females and additional morphological characters that complement the description of Ololaelaps wangi Bai et. al. are presented.



Acari, Taxonomy, soil, first record, insect, Hypoaspis sensu stricto, Holostaspis, Laelaspis, Gymnolaelaps

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