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WATER MITES FROM FUERTEVENTURA, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (ACARI: HYDRACHNIDIA)

Harry Smit

Abstract


The first records are presented of water mites from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Five species were found, three of which are widespread in the (SW) Palaearctis. One species new to science is described, Neumania fortiventa while Arrenurus pervius Walter is synonymized with A. caesaraugustanus Viets, a rare species only known from temporary and/or saline ponds in semiarid climate.   


Keywords


Systematics; new species; Fuerteventura.

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