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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.16.1.7

Podapolipus kurosai spec. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), parasite of Phloeonotus humilis Gerstaecker (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) in Swaziland, Southern Africa

ROBERT W. HUSBAND

Abstract


Podapolipus kurosai spec. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae) is described, illustrated and compared with related Podapolipus species from Orthoptera and Blattodea. Podapolipus kurosai is a subpronotal parasite of the pigmy grasshopper Phloeonotus humilis Gerstaecker collected in Swaziland, Southern Africa. This is the first record of a podapolipid mite from Tetrigidae.

Keywords


Taxonomy, Podapolipidae, new species, Africa, Tetrigidae

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