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Key to the species of Afroleius Mahunka, 1984 (Acari, Oribatida, Punctoribatidae), recombination of A. polygonatus (Mahunka, 1985), description of A. lucidus sp.nov. and discussion of A. undulatus (Balogh, 1959)

Louise Coetzee

Abstract


A revised diagnosis and key to the species of Afroleius Mahunka, 1984 is presented. Adults of Kilimabates polygonatus Mahunka, 1985 are redescribed, juvenile instars are described and the species is recombined as Afroleius polygonatus (Mahunka). The morphology of Afroleius undulatus (Balogh, 1959) is discussed. A new species Afroleius lucidus sp. nov. is described. 


Keywords


Acari; Oribatida; Punctoribatidae; Afroleius; Juvenile instars; Key; South Africa

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