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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Leptus (Leptus) (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) and new records of Leptus (Leptus) haitlingeri Jacinavicius, Bassini-Silva and Welbourn, 2019 for Brazil

Author
item BASSINI-SILVA - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item JACINAVICIUS, F. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item BOUZAN, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item INIESTA, L.F. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item OLIVEIRA, E. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item WELBOURN, W. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item SUNDIC, M. - Non ARS Employee
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item BRESCOVIT, A. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item BARROS-BATTESTI, D. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)

Submitted to: International Journal of Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/24/2020
Publication Date: 5/22/2020
Citation: Bassini-Silva, .R., Jacinavicius, F.C., Bouzan, R.S., Iniesta, L.M., Oliveira, E.C., Welbourn, W.C., Sundic, M., Ochoa, R., Brescovit, A.D., Barros-Battesti, D.M. 2020. A new species of Leptus (Leptus) (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) and new records of Leptus (Leptus) haitlingeri Jacinavicius, Bassini-Silva and Welbourn, 2019 for Brazil. International Journal of Acarology. 46(4):213-221.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2020.1762732

Interpretive Summary: Velvet mites are associated to arthropods and could affect their development. This paper describes a new species and provide new information on other species associated to true bugs and milipedes in Brazil. This information is usefull for people working with acari, bio-control, quarantine, agriculture and medical and veterinary fields.

Technical Abstract: Erythraeidae Robineau-Desvoidy has 60 genera described worldwide, one of these, Leptus Latreille, that the larvae parasite arthropods, has around 275 species described, and 14 of these, have been described and recorded from Brazil. Here, we are describing Leptus (Leptus) flechtmanni sp. n. from a cave in the state of Pará. In addition, SEM images and new Brazilian host records (Diplopoda and Hemiptera) are presented for Leptus (Leptus) haitlingeri from the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.