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A new species of Caligonella Berlese (Acari, Caligonellidae) from Turkey

Mustafa AKYOL


A new species viz. Caligonella urhani sp. nov., collected from soil and litter under Astragalus sp. (Fabaceae), Bromus sp. (Poaceae), Juncus sp. (Juncaceae) Medicago sativa (Fabaceae), Pistacia lentiscus (Anacardiaceae), Quercus infectoria (Fagaceae), Robinia pseudoacacia (Fabaceae) Salvia sp. (Lamiaceae) and  Verbascum sp. (Scrophulariaceae), is described and illustrated based on adult females and protonymphs. A key to known species of Caligonella is provided.


Acari, Trombidiformes, Raphignathoidea, Caligonella urhani sp. nov.


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