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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.1.1.16

Abrolophus and Grandjeanella larvae (Acari: Erythraeidae) ectoparasitic on thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

ZHI-QIANG ZHANG, ARTURO GOLDARAZENA LAFUENTE

Abstract


Abrolophus neobrevicollis Zhang & Goldarazena sp. nov. (Acari: Erythraeidae) is described from a larva parasitic on Chirothrips aculeatus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Spain. The genus Grandjeanella (Acari: Erythraiidae) is reported for the first time from Asia and Europe. Grandjeanella multisetosa s p. nov. Zhang & Goldarazena is described from larvae parasitic on Thrips tabaci and other thrips from Spain. Grandjeanella bella Zhang sp. nov. is described from a larva parasitic on Sericothrips from Iran. Published records of larval Erythraeidae parasitic on thrips are reviewed. A revised generic definition of Grandjeanella is proposed and a key to species of Grandjeanella is provided.

Keywords


Mites, parasites, thrips, new species, Abrolophus, Grandjeanella

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