Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/14/2010
Publication Date: N/A
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Technical Abstract: Investigations have been conducted in Europe in the last decade in order to find potential agents for biological control of invasive teasels in North America. During surveys conducted in Serbia in May 2007, the new eriophyid mite species Aculops dipsaci n. sp. (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) was collected from Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae). In this presentation Aculops dipsaci n. sp. is described and illustrated. Differential diagnosis is provided in comparison with Aculops salixis Xue, Song and Hong, 2007. This is the first eriophyoid mite species in the genus Aculops described from plant species of the family Dipsacaceae. Subsequent surveys for A. dipsaci at the original collection site and in the surrounding region have been unsuccessful and it is presumed that this species is relatively rare, at least in northern Serbia.