Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of Leptus (Leptus) (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) and new records of Leptus (Leptus) haitlingeri Jacinavicius, Bassini-Silva and Welbourn, 2019 for Brazil
|BASSINI-SILVA - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|JACINAVICIUS, F. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|BOUZAN, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|INIESTA, L.F. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|OLIVEIRA, E. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|WELBOURN, W. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|SUNDIC, M. - Non ARS Employee|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
|BRESCOVIT, A. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|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.
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.