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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Redescription of Suctarsonemus litteratus (Mahunka, 1973) (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae)

item REZENDE, J. - University Of Brazil
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item LOFEGO, ANTONIO - University Of Brazil

Submitted to: International Journal of Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/2017
Publication Date: 12/1/2017
Citation: Rezende, J.M., Ochoa, R., Lofego, A. 2017. Redescription of Suctarsonemus litteratus (Mahunka, 1973) (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae). International Journal of Acarology. 43(8):582-593.

Interpretive Summary: White tarsonemid mites include more than 36 genera, some cause severe damage to agricultural crops around the world, others are associated with insects (beetles, true bugs), fungi, bacteria and soil. This paper re-described a rare genus from the Afrotropical region that may be associated with insects. This study will be important to plant protection officers, ecologists, entomologists, biologists and Agriculture scientists.

Technical Abstract: A redescription of Suctarsonemus. litteratus (Mahunka) with new line drawings, micrographs and measurements is provided. In addition, a key to separate the species of the genus Suctarsonemus is presented.