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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

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

Author
item Rezende, J.
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item Lofego, Antonio

Submitted to: International Journal of Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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.

Last Modified: 09/19/2017
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