Vol. 46 No. 2, 2007
Two New Species of the Genus Agauopsis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Korea
Tapas Chatterjee2 and Cheon-Young Chang1,*
1Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 712-714, Korea E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Biology, Indian School of Learning, I.S.M. Annexe, P.O.- I.S.M.,
Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand, India E-mail: email@example.com
Tapas Chatterjee and Cheon-Young Chang (2007) Two new halacarid species of the genus Agauopsis (Acari: Halacaridae), collected from South Korea, are described. Both species belong to the A. brevipalpus group. Agauopsis ivanomorsellii
sp. nov. is characterized by an “H”-shaped areola on the anterior
dorsal plate (AD), the posterior dorsal plate (PD) with 4 costae,
dorsal setae-4 situated on the PD, telofemur I with a ventral and 2
ventromedial spines, the female genitoanal plate (GA) slightly arched
anteriorly, and the male GA truncated anteriorly. Agauopsis youngilensis
sp. nov. is characterized by an“M”-shaped areola on the AD, a PD with 4
costae, 2 ventral and 2 ventromedial spines on telofemur I, the male GA
slightly arched anteriorly, and the female GA anteriorly truncated or
slightly arched. Dissimilarities with related species are discussed.
Key words: Acari, Halacaridae, Agauopsis, New species, South Korea.
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