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1 September 2015 A New Metaculus Species (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Diplotaxis tenuifolia (Brassicaceae) From Serbia: A Combined Description Using Morphology and DNA Barcode Data
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A new species of eriophyoid mite, Metaculus diplotaxi n. sp. inhabiting Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC., is described from Serbia. To investigate interspecific variability between Metaculus spp. on three different Brassicaceae host plants (viz. D. tenuifolia, Lepidium latifolium (L.), Isatis tinctoria (L.)), we analyzed phenotypic variability of morphological traits and molecular sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (MT-CO1). Discriminant analysis identified seven traits that significantly differentiate three Metaculus spp: M. lepidifolii, M. rapistri, and M. diplotaxi n. sp. Analysis of MT-CO1 sequences supported the results obtained from the analysis of morphometric features.

Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America 2015. This work is written by US Government employees and is in the public domain in the US.
Biljana Vidović, Tatjana Cvrković, Ivana Marić, Philipp E. Chetverikov, Massimo Cristofaro, Brian G. Rector, and Radmila Petanović "A New Metaculus Species (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Diplotaxis tenuifolia (Brassicaceae) From Serbia: A Combined Description Using Morphology and DNA Barcode Data," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108(5), (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/sav076
Received: 25 March 2015; Accepted: 13 July 2015; Published: 1 September 2015
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