Two new species of mites of the genera Petalomium Cross and Caesarodispus Mahunka (acari: Heterostigmata:Neopygmephoridae, Microdispidae) associated with Solenopsis Invicta Buren (hymenoptera: Formicdae) from the U.S.A.

Abstract

Two new species of myrmecophilous pygmephoroid mites, Petalomium hofstetteri n. sp.(Neopygmephoridae) and Caesarodispus klepzigi n. sp. (Microdispidae), associated with the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are described from Louisiana, U.S.A.

  • Citation: Khaustov, Alexandr A.; Moser, John C. 2008. Two new species of mites of the genera Petalomium Cross and Caesarodispus Mahunka (acari: Heterostigmata:Neopygmephoridae, Microdispidae) associated with Solenopsis Invicta Buren (hymenoptera: Formicdae) from the U.S.A. Internat. J. Acarol. 34:2 115-122
  • Keywords: Acari, Heterostigmata, Microdispidae, Neopygmephoridae, Petalomium, Caesarodispus, new species, Solenopsis invicta, U.S.A.
  • Posted Date: June 2, 2008
  • Modified Date: June 2, 2008
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