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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.1.12

Two new species of myrmecophilous scutacarid mites (Acari: Scutacaridae) from Chile

Alexander Khaustov

Abstract


Two new species of myrmecophilous mites of the genus Scutacarus Gros, 1845 (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Scutacaridae), S. camponoti sp. nov. and S. neotropicus sp. nov. are described from ants and their nests in Patagonia, Chile. 


Keywords


Heterostigmata, Pygmephoroidea, Scutacarus, systematics, ants, phoresy, Patagonia

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