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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Terminalichus (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Thailand, with a key to the known species

Author
item Castro, E. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item Feres, Rjf - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)

Submitted to: Systematic and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/24/2018
Publication Date: 10/24/2018
Citation: Castro, E.B., Ochoa, R., Feres, R. 2018. A new species of Terminalichus (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Thailand, with a key to the known species. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 22(9):1431-1443.

Interpretive Summary: Flat mites cause severe damage to crops, fruit trees and forestry. This article described a new species of flat mite from Thailand. This species was compared with species known from Asia. This study will be important to plant protection officers, extension workers, agriculture scientists, entomologists and forestry professionals.

Technical Abstract: A new species, Terminalichus simplex sp. nov., is described based on adult females, deutonymphs and protonymphs, collected on Terminalia catappa L. (Combretaceae) from Thailand. The relationship of Terminalichus with other brevipalpine genera is discussed and a key to species of Terminalichus, Tenuilichus, Amblypalpus, Colopalpus and Priscapalpus is provided.