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15 October 2013 A new genus and species, Simalurapolipus hiraii (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae) parasitic on Simalura coerulea(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Japan
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Simalurapolipus hiraii n. gen., n. sp. (Acari: Podapolipidae) collected in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan is described from Simalura coerulea (Lewis) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and compared with Tenebrapolipus ceropriae Kurosa and Husband, 2001 from Ceropria induta (Wiedemann, 1819) and T. imasakai Kurosa and Husband, 2001 from Ceropria laticollis Fairmaire,1903 collected in Japan. The unusual occurence of many larval females of the species on the host body surface is reported.

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Kazuyoshi Kurosa and Robert W. Husband "A new genus and species, Simalurapolipus hiraii (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae) parasitic on Simalura coerulea(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Japan," Systematic and Applied Acarology 18(3), 252-262, (15 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.3.8
Accepted: 1 July 2013; Published: 15 October 2013
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