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Published: 2019-07-26

A new genus and species of the family Microdispidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Trinervitermes trinervoides (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Russia.
Department of Acarology, National Museum, PO Box 266, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa. Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Russia.
Research Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
Acari Pygmephoroidea systematics new taxa phoresy termite

Abstract

A new genus and species of termitophilous microdispid mites, Sidorchukdispus ekaterinae gen. nov. and sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Microdispidae), associated with termites, Trinervitermes trinervoides (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae) are described from South Africa. The morphological and biological traits of Sidorchukdispus ekaterinae gen. nov. and sp. nov. are discussed.

 

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How to Cite

KHAUSTOV, A. A., HUGO-COETZEE, E. A., ERMILOV, S. G., & THERON, P. D. (2019). A new genus and species of the family Microdispidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with <em>Trinervitermes</em> <em>trinervoides</em> (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa. Zootaxa, 4647(1), 104–114. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4647.1.10