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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.1.5

New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Western Himalaya with the description of four new species

Vladimir Pešić, Harry Smit, Pankaj Bahuguna

Abstract


New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Uttarakhand State of India are presented. Four species, i.e. Torrenticola uttarakhandensis, T. chatterjeei (Torrenticolidae), Atractides indicus and Hygrobates dobriyali (Hygrobatidae) are described as new to science. The first description of the female and deutonymph of Sperchon indicus Kumar, Kumar & Pešić, 2007 is given. Atractides cf. incertus Lundblad, 1969 is reported as new for the fauna of India.


Keywords


Acari, Hydrachnidia, Himalayas, new species, new records, running waters

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