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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.3.12

Two new species of Tenuipalpus and re-description of Tenuipalpus lineosetus Wang, 1983 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from China

Yun Xu, Qing-Hai Fan, Jian Huang, Fei-Ping Zhang

Abstract


Two new species of Tenuipalpidae (Acari) are described from Hainan province, China: Tenuipalpus gneti sp. nov. and Tenuipalpus maai sp. nov.. The ontogenetic changes in the idiosoma and leg chaetotaxy on adults (female and male) and immature stages of T. gneti sp. nov. are presented. An old species, Tenuipalpus lineosetus Wang, 1983 is re-described with detailed illustrations based on the holotype and paratypes. A key to species of Tenuipalpus of China is provided.


Keywords


Taxonomy, morphology, flat mite, false spider mite

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