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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Fungitarsonemus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Australia

item Rezende, J. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
item Otto, Jurgen - Non ARS Employee
item Lofego, Antonio - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron

Submitted to: Acarologia
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/4/2018
Publication Date: 7/2/2018
Citation: Rezende, J.M., Otto, J.C., Lofego, A., Ochoa, R. 2018. A new species of Fungitarsonemus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Australia. Acarologia. 23(7):1239-1253.

Interpretive Summary: White tarsonemid mites include around 43 known genera, some are associated to agricultural and forestal ecosystems. Some of them carried fungi and bacteria on the body. This paper described a new species from Australia. This study will be important to plant protection officers, ecologists, entomologists, biologists and Agriculture scientists.

Technical Abstract: Fungitarsonemus Cromroy is an easily recognizable genus of Tarsonemidae (Prostigmata) by the shape of its pharynx and length of scapular setae on both sexes. Fourteen species have been described worldwide. Here, we describe Fungitarsonemus aborigine sp. n., providing drawings, DIC photos and measurements. Biological aspects about the genus are briefly discussed.