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A new species of larval Caeculisoma (Acari: Erythraeidae) parasitic on cicadas from China with detailed comparison of all larval members in the genus

Siyuan Xu, Tian-Ci Yi, Jian-Jun Guo, Dao-Chao Jin


Caeculisoma semispinus Xu & Jin sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on larvae ectoparasitic on Typhlocybinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from Chongqing Municipality, Hubei Province and Hunan Province, China. A key to the larval species of the genus Caeculisoma of the world is presented.


New species, Species key, Typhlocybinae, Oriental Realm, China


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