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19 August 2020 A contribution to the fauna of mites (Acari) in Fiji
Qing-Hai Fan, Shivana Sweta Dayal, Hatch Michael Fong, Panapasa Rakuita, Jainesh Anish Ram
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We recently had the opportunity to collect some mite samples in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu of Fiji and found a couple of dozens of species. In this paper we present 32 species in three orders—Mesostigmata: 15 species in 11 genera in 9 families; Sarcoptiformes: 13 species in 13 genera in 10 families; Trombidiformes: 4 species in 4 genera in 3 families. The following 22 species are recorded for the first time from Fiji: Ameroseius womersleyi in Ameroseiidae, Lasioseius cuppa, L. latinoamericanus, L. pellitus and L. penicilliger in Blattisociidae, Androlaelaps casalis in Laelapidae, Proctolaelaps aurora in Melicharidae, Propriosiopsis ovatus and Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis in Phytoseiidae; Funkotriplogynium ovulum in Triplogyniidae, Uroactinia hippocrepea in Uroactiniidae, Neotropacarus mumai and Schwiebea zingiberi in Acaridae, Glycycometus weelawadjiensis in Aeroglyphidae, Blomia tropicalis in Echimyopodidae, Pergalumna (P.) hawaiiensis hawaiiensis in Galumnidae, Nasozetes sumatrensis in Hemileiidae, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in Pyroglyphidae, Sudasia pontifica in Suidasiidae, Oulenziella bakeri in Winterschmidtiidae, Dactyloscirus smileyi in Cunaxidae, Tarsonemus rakowiensis in Tarsonemidae.

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Qing-Hai Fan, Shivana Sweta Dayal, Hatch Michael Fong, Panapasa Rakuita, and Jainesh Anish Ram "A contribution to the fauna of mites (Acari) in Fiji," Systematic and Applied Acarology 25(8), 1444-1460, (19 August 2020). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.25.8.7
Received: 26 June 2020; Accepted: 7 August 2020; Published: 19 August 2020
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Mesostigmata
mites
Sarcoptiformes
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Trombidiformes
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