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1 October 2006 A new species of Steneotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from Brazil
A.C. Lofego, M.G.C. Gondim
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Steneotarsonemus concavuscutum sp. nov. (Acari: Tarsonemidae) was described from adult females and males collected on Cocos nucifera L. in northeastern Brazil. This species was distinguished from other species of the genus Steneotarsonemus by the strong concave posterior margin of the prodorsal shield of females. This new species was more abundant during dry season in that region. The damage on coconut fruits caused by S. concavuscutum was observed as necrotic longitudinal bands.

© 2006 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society
A.C. Lofego and M.G.C. Gondim "A new species of Steneotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from Brazil," Systematic and Applied Acarology 11(2), 195-203, (1 October 2006). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.11.2.7
Accepted: 7 September 2006; Published: 1 October 2006
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