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1 September 2016 Predatory Mites of the Family Parasitidae Oudemans (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Egypt: Redescriptions, New Record and a Key to Species
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The present work aims to study the taxonomy of parasitid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Egypt. The identification of newly collected specimens as well as the examination of some previously described species is presented. Cornigamasus ocliferius Skorupski & Witaliński, 1997, extracted from cow dung, is recorded for the first time from this country. Adults and deutonymphs of Parasitus consanguineus Oudemans & Voigts, 1904 and P. fimetorum (Berlese, 1904), worldwide cosmopolitan species, were found in animal dung and soil. Three genera with seven species are known from Egypt to date. Redescriptions of adults and deutonymphs are provided for the known species. Also, a taxonomic key to the Egyptian parasitids is presented.

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M.W. Negm "Predatory Mites of the Family Parasitidae Oudemans (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Egypt: Redescriptions, New Record and a Key to Species," African Entomology 24(2), 460-475, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.4001/003.024.0460
Accepted: 1 January 2016; Published: 1 September 2016
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