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25 October 2019 A new genus, new species and a new record of the family Pygmephoridae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Microcerotermes parvus (Haviland) (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa
Alexander A. Khaustov, Elizabeth A. Hugo-Coetzee, Sergey G. Ermilov
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Abstract

A new genus and species of termitophilous pygmephorid mites, Pseudoluciaphorus tuberosusgen. nov. and sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Pygmephoridae), associated with termites, Microcerotermes parvus (Haviland) (Isoptera: Termitidae) are described from South Africa. Luciaphorus perniciosus Rack is recorded from Africa for the first time. Images of phoretic females of L. perniciosus phoretic on workers and soldiers of Microcerotermes parvus are provided.

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Alexander A. Khaustov, Elizabeth A. Hugo-Coetzee, and Sergey G. Ermilov "A new genus, new species and a new record of the family Pygmephoridae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Microcerotermes parvus (Haviland) (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(10), 1881-1892, (25 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.10.7
Received: 11 June 2019; Accepted: 8 September 2019; Published: 25 October 2019
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new taxa
phoresy
Pygmephoroidea
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termite
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