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Editorial
Published: 2016-12-14

Hotspots of mite new species discovery: Trombidiformes (2013–2015)

School of Biological Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
School of Biological Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Landcare Research, 231 Morrin Road, Auckland, New Zealand; corresponding author
Acari Mites Trombidiformes new species hotspots type locality type depository

Abstract

This paper reveals the hotspots of new mite discovery through of a survey of type localities of new Trombidiformes species described in two journals (Systematic & Applied Acarology and Zootaxa) during the last three years (2013–2015). Taxonomically, the 491 new species of the Trombidiformes are highly unevenly distributed among 55 families with top 10 families accounting for over 66% of the total. The Eriophyidae is the top-ranked family. Geographically, these 491 new species are from 55 countries around the world and their distribution among the countries is highly uneven. The majority of these new species (69%) are from the top 10 countries and six of the top ten countries are also megadiversity countries. The top three countries are all from Asia (Iran, China and Malaysia) and they together accounted for over one third of all new species of the Trombidiformes described in the two journals during 2013–2015. 

 

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    Khaustov, A.A. (2015b) A new genus of the family Eupodidae (Acari: Eupodoidea) with the description of a new species from Crimea. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 927–936.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.8.8

    Khaustov, A.A. (2015c) New species and new records of mites of the genus Stigmaeus (Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae) from Western Siberia with redescription of S. livschitzi Kuznetsov, 1977. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 681–692.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.6.10

    Khaustov, A.A. (2015d) Three new species of myrmecophilous scutacarid mites (Acari: Scutacaridae) from Western Siberia, Russia. Zootaxa, 4013 (2), 265–279.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.2.7

    Khaustov, A.A. (2015e) To systematics of the mite genus Hoplocheylus (Acariformes: Tarsocheylidae). Zootaxa, 3957 (3), 277–299.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3957.3.2

    Khaustov, A.A. (2015f) Two new myrmecophilous species of the genus Petalomium (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Neopygmephoridae). Zootaxa, 3999 (4), 549–559.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3999.4.5

    Khaustov, A.A. (2015g) Two new species of the genus Pediculaster (Acari: Pygmephoridae) from Western Siberia, Russia. Zootaxa, 3926 (3), 413–429.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3926.3.6

    Khaustov, A.A. & Tolstikov, A.V. (2014) A new species and new records of the genus Eustigmaeus (Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae) from Western Siberia. Zootaxa, 3861 (6), 531–553.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3861.6.2

    Khaustov, A.A. & Trach, V.A. (2014) Mites of the superfamily Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae, Pygmephoridae) associated with Trox cadaverinus (Coleoptera: Trogidae) from the Far East of Russia, with description of a new genus and two new species. Zootaxa, 3754 (1), 86–96.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3754.1.4

    Klimovičová, M., Mikula, P., Kahure, N. & Hromada, M. (2014) A review of quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising Kenyan birds. Zootaxa, 3857 (4), 571–580.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3857.4.6

    Konikiewicz, M. & Mąkol, J. (2014) A fossil Paratrombiinae mite (Actinotrichida: Trombidioidea) from the Rovno amber, Ukraine. Zootaxa, 3847 (4), 583–589.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3847.4.8

    Konvipasruang, P. & Chandrapatya, A. (2015) Two new genera and four new species of Diptilomiopidae from Thailand. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 297–312.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.3.7

    Kurosa, K. & Husband, R.W. (2013) A new genus and species, Simalurapolipus hiraii (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae) parasitic on Simalura coerulea (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Japan. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 18, 252–262.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.3.8

    Lam, W. & Zhang, Z.-Q. (2016) Hotspots of mite new species discovery: Parasitiformes (2013–2015). Systematic & Applied Acarology, 21 (12), 1693–1709.

    http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.12.10

    Li, G.-Y. & Zhang, Z.-Q. (2016) Hotspots of mite new species discovery: Scarcoptiformes (2013–2015). Zootaxa, 4208 (2), 101–126.
    http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.2.1

    Li, J.-W., Li, G.-Y., Zhang, J.-P. & Xue, X.-F. (2014) Five new species of the genus Tetra Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 19, 329–352.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.3.7

    Liu, D., Yi, T.-C., Xu, Y. & Zhang, Z.-Q. (2013) Hotspots of new species discovery: new mite species described during 2007 to 2012. Zootaxa, 3663 (1), 1–102.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3663.1.1

    Liu, Z.G., Yi, T.C. & Guo, J.J. (2015) A new species of Armascirus (Acari, Prostigmata, Cunaxidae) from China. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 322–328.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.3.9

    Lofego, A.C., Demite, P.R. & Moraes, G.D. (2015) A new genus and species of Tarsonemidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Zootaxa, 3986 (5), 561–568.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3986.5.3

    Lotfollahi, P., Irani-Nejad, K.H. & De Lillo, E. (2014) Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) of Rosales trees in Iran: two new species and three new records. Zootaxa, 3861 (1), 76–85.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3861.1.4

    Lotfollahi, P., Irani-Nejad, K.H., Khanjani, M., Moghadam, M. & De Lillo, E. (2013) Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) associated with Compositae in Iran. Zootaxa, 3664 (3), 349–360.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3664.3.5

    Lotfollahi, P., Lillo, E.D. & Irani-Nejad, K.H. (2015) Three new Aculops species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) from Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 410–422.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.4.6

    Mahdavi, S.M. & Asadi, M. (2015a) A new species of Schizotetranychus (Acari, Tetranychidae) from Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 674–680.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.6.9

    Mahdavi, S.M. & Asadi, M. (2015b) Third report of Allochaetophoridae Reck, 1959 (Acari: Trombidiformes) based on the description of a new species from Iran. Zootaxa, 4012 (2), 361–368.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4012.2.6

    Mahdavi, S.M., Asadi, M. & Farzan, S. (2013) A new species of Eupalopsellus Sellnick, 1950 (Acari: Eupalopsellidae) from the south of Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 18, 190–196.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.2.11

    Mahdavi, S.M., Asadi, M., Ueckermann, E.A. & Farzan, S. (2013) A new species of Tetranychus Dufour, 1832 (Acari, Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae) from Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 18, 245–251.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.3.7

    Mahmoudi, F., Saboori, A., Sari, A. & Hakimitabar, M. (2014) A new species of larval Erythraeus (Zaracarus)(Acari: Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from Iran, with a key to the world species of the subgenus. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 19, 79–86.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.1.7

    Makol, J. & Sevsay, S. (2014) The genus Emitrombidium Lombardini, 1949 (Actinotrichida: Trombidiidae) resurrected. Zootaxa, 3786 (1), 91–98.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3786.1.8

    Martinez, L.S., Flechtmann, C.H. & De Moraes, G.J. (2014) Plant mites of the Dominican Republic, with a description of a new species of Petrobia (Tetranychina) Wainstein, 1960 (Acari, Prostigmata, Tetranychidae) and a key to the species of this subgenus. Zootaxa, 3846 (4), 547–560.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3846.4.3

    Menon, P., Joshi, S. & Ramamurthy, V.V. (2014) A new species of eriophyoid mite, Aceria tripuraensis sp.n. (Acari: Eriophyoidea), on Hibiscus macrophyllus from India. Zootaxa, 3760 (4), 553–562.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.4.4

    Mortazavi, A., Hajiqanbar, H. & Kamali, K. (2015) A new species of the family Dolichocybidae Mahunka, 1970 (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Sinoxylon pugnax Lesne (Insecta: Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) from Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 441–448.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.4.9

    Naing, H.H., Chandrapatya, A., Navajas, M. & Auger, P. (2014) New species and new records of Tetranychidae (Acarina, Prostigmata) from Thailand. Zootaxa, 3802 (2), 257–275.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3802.2.7

    Negm, M.W., Johann, L., Ferla, N.J. & Amano, H. (2015) A new species of Zetzellia Oudemans (Acari, Trombidiformes, Raphignathoidea, Stigmaeidae) and a key to Stigmaeidae of Japan. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 961–966.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.8.11

    Noei, J., Rabieh, M.M. & Saboori, A. (2015) First record of Momorangia (Acari: Erythraeidae) from Asia with description of a new species. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 789–798.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.7.7

    Noei, J., Saboori, A. & Hajizadeh, J. (2014) Two new species and one new record of larvae of the family Johnstonianidae (Acari: Prostigmata) from Iran with a key to species of the genus Diplothrombium. Zootaxa, 3785 (2), 241–257.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3785.2.7

    Noei, J., Saboori, A. & Hajizadeh, J. (2015a) A new species and first record of larval Paratrombium (Acari: Trombidiidae) from Iran, with a key to world species. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 313–321.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.3.8

    Noei, J., Saboori, A. & Hajizadeh, J. (2015b) Three new species and two new records of the family Microtrombidiidae (Acari: Prostigmata) from Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 655–673.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.6.8

    Noei, J., Saboori, A., Šundić, M., Hajizadeh, J. & Pešić, V. (2013) A new species and two new records of larval mites (Acari: Prostigmata; Erythraeidae, Smarididae) from northern Iran and Montenegro. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 18, 263–272.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.3.9

    Paktinat-Saeej, S., Bagheri, M., Saboori, A. & Ahaniazad, M. (2015) Two new Bdellidae (Trombidiformes: Bdelloidea) from Iran and the status of Neobiscirus Gomelauri, 1963. Zootaxa, 4013 (4), 519–530.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.4.3

    Paktinat-Saeej, S., Bagheri, M., Saboori, A., Seilsepour, N. & Ueckermann, E.A. (2015) A new snout mite, Spinibdella tabarii sp. nov. (Trombidiformes: Bdellidae) from Iran, with a summary of Spinibdella distributions worldwide. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 693–706.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.6.11

    Pepato, A.R. & Da Silveira, P.S.A. (2013) Two new species of Halacarus (Acari, Prostigmata) from Brazil. Zootaxa, 3670 (4), 591–600.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3670.4.10

    Pepato, A.R. & Da Silveira, P.S.A. (2015) Two new species of Rhombognathus (Halacaridae, Trombidiformes) from a Mangrove in the northern littoral zone of São Paulo State (Brazil). Zootaxa, 3905 (4), 500–510.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3905.4.4

    Pešić, V. (2013a) A remarkable new Nilotonia species (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Anisitsiellidae) from percolating water of a cave in Cat Ba island in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Zootaxa, 3710 (4), 372–380.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3710.4.6

    Pesic, V. (2013b) Pontarachnid mites from marine interstitial, with a description of three new species from South Korea (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Pontarachnidae). Zootaxa, 3701 (1), 83–92.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3701.1.7

    Pešić, V. (2015) A new species of the water mite genus Hygrobates Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) from the ancient Lake Ohrid. Zootaxa, 3926 (2), 287–295.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3926.2.9

    Pešić, V., Chatterjee, T., Das, M.K. & Bordoloi, S. (2013) A new species of water mite (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from Assam, India, found in the gut contents of the fish Botia dario (Botiidae). Zootaxa, 3746 (3), 454–462.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3746.3.4

    Pešić, V. & Gerecke, R. (2014) Water mites from caves of the Ha Giang province, northern Vietnam (Acari: Hydrachnidia). Zootaxa, 3774 (4), 367–380.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3774.4.5

    Pešić, V., Piccoli, G., Araújo, M., Rezende, J.M. & Gonçalves, A.Z. (2015) A new species of Xystonotus Wolcott, 1900 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Mideopsidae) from bromeliad phytotelmata in Brazilian Atlantic rainforest. Zootaxa, 3981 (1), 147–150

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3981.1.10

    Pešić, V. & Semenchenko, K. (2014) Water mites of the genus Brachypoda Lebert, 1879 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Aturidae) from South Korea and the Russian Far East. Zootaxa, 3753 (4), 335–346.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3753.4.3

    Pešić, V. & Smit, H. (2014a) Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Ghana. Zootaxa, 3820 (1), 1–80.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3820.1.1

    Pešić, V. & Smit, H. (2014b) Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Malaysian Borneo. Zootaxa, 3840 (1), 1–72.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3840.1.1

    Pešić, V. & Smit, H. (2015a) Two new species of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) with an updated checklist of the water mites of Thailand. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 782–788.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.7.6

    Pešić, V. & Smit, H. (2015b) Water mites of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) from Ghana. Zootaxa, 3911 (3), 343–356.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3911.3.2

    Pešić, V., Smit, H. & Mary, N. (2015) Third contribution to the knowledge of water mites from the Comoros, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). Zootaxa, 3964 (4), 445–459.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3964.4.4

    Pešić, V.G. & Smit, H. (2015) Fourth contribution to the knowledge of water mites from the Comoros, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). Zootaxa, 4052 (5), 589–594.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4052.5.8

    Petanović, R.U., Amrine, J., Chetverikov, P.E. & Cvrković, T.K. (2015) Eriocaenus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea), a new genus from Equisetum spp. (Equisetaceae): morphological and molecular delimitation of two morphologically similar species. Zootaxa, 4013 (1), 51–66.

    https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.1.3

    Rajput, S., Han, X., Xue, X.-F. & Hong, X.-Y. (2014) A new genus and three new species of Diptilomiopidae from Zhejiang Province, China. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 19, 223–235.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.13

    Rajput, S., Li, H., Xue, X.-F. & Hong, X.-Y. (2015) Descriptions of five new eriophyoid mite species of the Diptilomiopidae (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) from Zhejiang Province, China. Zootaxa, 4020 (2), 335–356.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4020.2.6

    Rajput, S., Zuo, Y., Wang, Z. & Hong, X.-Y. (2015) Five new species of the genus Tetra Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from China. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 203–219.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.2.7

    Ramirez-Sanchez, M.M. & Rivas, G. (2013) New species of subgenus Megaluracarus (Acari: Hydrachnidiae: Arrenuridae: Arrenurus) from Mexico. Zootaxa, 3718 (4), 317–330.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3718.4.2

    Ripka, G. (2014) Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea) from Hungary: a new species on Agrimonia eupatoria (Rosaceae) and new record on Convolvulus arvensis (Convolvulaceae). Zootaxa, 3900 (2), 263–270.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3900.2.6

    Ripka, G., Laniecka, I. & Kazmierski, A. (2013) On the arboreal acarofauna of Hungary: some new and rare species of prostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Tydeidae, Iolinidae and Stigmaeidae). Zootaxa, 3702 (1), 1–50.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3702.1.1

    Rocha, M.D.S., Skvarla, M.J. & Ferla, N.J. (2013) A new species of Scutopalus (Acari: Cunaxidae: Cunaxoidinae) from Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil with a key to world species. Zootaxa, 3734 (1), 38–44.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3734.1.4

    Rocha, M.S., Rodrigues, E.N.L. & Ferla, N.J. (2015) New species and records of cunaxid mites (Acari: Cunaxidae) from soil in Southern Brazil. Zootaxa, 3981 (1), 56–70.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3981.1.2

    Saboori, A., Pešic, V. & Šundic, M. (2015) First record of Podothrombium (Acari: Podothrombiidae) from Serbia with description of a new species based on larvae. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 20, 121–128.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.1.11

    Saboori, A., Wohltmann, A., Hakimitabar, M. & Shirvani, A. (2013) A new species of the genus Achaemenothrombium (Acari: Achaemenothrombiidae) from Iran. Zootaxa, 3694 (2), 143–152.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3694.2.3

    Samadpour, M., Khanjani, M. & Asalifayaz, B. (2014) Neognathus sinaei sp.nov. (Acari: Caligonellidae), a new species from western Iran. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 19, 144–153.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.4

    Sevsay, S. & Karakurt, I. (2013) A new species of the genus Empitrombium Southcott, 1994 (Acari: Microtrombidiidae) from Turkey. Zootaxa, 3709 (3), 255–266.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3709.3.4

    Sikora, B., Kaszewska, K. & Skoracki, M. (2014) Two new quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) parasitising the tapaculos (Passeriformes: Rhinocryptidae) in South America. Zootaxa, 3895 (3), 419–426.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3895.3.6

    Silva-de la Fuente, M.C., Paredes-Leon, R., Casanueva, M.E., Escobar-Huerta, G. & Salas, L.M. (2015) A new genus and species of pterygosomatid mite (Acari: Pterygosomatidae) parasitizing Callopistes maculatus (Squamata: Teiidae) from Chile. Zootaxa, 3972 (1), 65–74.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3972.1.4

    Silva, G., Cunha, U., Rocha, M.S., Panou, E.N. & Ferla, N.J. (2014) Tydeid and triophtydeid mites (Acari: Tydeoidea) associated with grapevine (Vitaceae: Vitis spp.) in Brazil, with the descriptions of species of Prelorryia (André, 1980) and Tydeus Koch, 1835. Zootaxa, 3814 (4), 495–511.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3814.4.3

    Skoracki, M., Hromada, M. & Unsoeld, M. (2013) Three new quill mite species of the genus Neoaulonastus Skoracki (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitizing passerines in Tanzania. Zootaxa, 3616 (4), 367–377.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3616.4.5

    Skoracki, M., Kaszewska, K. & Kavetska, K. (2015) Two new species of the syringophilid quill mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) parasitizing apodiform birds (Aves: Apodiformes). Zootaxa, 4052 (5), 583–588.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4052.5.7

    Skoracki, M., Klimovičová, M., Muchai, M. & Hromada, M. (2014) New taxa of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) from African barbets and woodpeckers (Piciformes: Lybiidae, Picidae). Zootaxa, 3768 (2), 178–188.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3768.2.5

    Skoracki, M. & Mironov, S.V. (2013) New species and records of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) from the passerines (Aves: Passeriformes) from the Russian Far East. Zootaxa, 3641 (5), 554–564.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3641.5.4

    Skoracki, M., Mironov, S.V. & Unsoeld, M. (2013) The first records of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletoidea) from trogoniform birds (Aves: Trogoniformes). Zootaxa, 3701 (2), 291–297.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3701.2.9

    Skoracki, M. & Sikora, B. (2014) Two new quill mite species of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) parasitising the house sparrow Passer domesticus (L.)(Aves: Passeriformes). Zootaxa, 3765 (2), 194–200.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3765.2.7

    Smit, H. (2013) New records of water mites mainly from Vogelkop, New Guinea (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with the description of one new genus and thirteen new species. Zootaxa, 3716 (2), 207–235.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3716.2.5

    Smit, H. (2014) Australian water mites of the genus Hydrachna Müller, with the description of five new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hydrachnidae). Zootaxa, 3827 (2), 170–186.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3827.2.3

    Smit, H. (2015a) A new notoaturine genus from New Zealand (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Aturidae: Notoaturinae). Zootaxa, 4033 (3), 442–444.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4033.3.9

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How to Cite

LIU, J.-F., & ZHANG, Z.-Q. (2016). Hotspots of mite new species discovery: Trombidiformes (2013–2015). Zootaxa, 4208(1), 1–45. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.1.1