A new genus and species of the family Microdispidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Trinervitermes trinervoides (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa.

Affiliation

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Russia.. [Email]

Abstract

A new genus and species of termitophilous microdispid mites, Sidorchukdispus ekaterinae gen. nov. and sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Microdispidae), associated with termites, Trinervitermes trinervoides (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae) are described from South Africa. The morphological and biological traits of Sidorchukdispus ekaterinae gen. nov. and sp. nov. are discussed.

Keywords

Acari, Pygmephoroidea, systematics, new taxa, phoresy, termite,

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