Zoological Studies

Vol. 51 No. 4, 2012

Two New Species and a New Subgenus of Tarsonemid Mites (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Tarsonemidae) from Ferns in Poland

Wojciech Ł. Magowski

Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, A. Mickiewicz Univ., Umultowska 89, Poznań 61-614, Poland

Wojciech Ł. Magowski (2012) Hemitarsonemus ganeo sp. nov. and Dendroptus helluo sp. nov. are described and illustrated based on material collected from ferns in Poland. For the latter species, Hemidendroptus subgen. nov. of the genus Dendroptus was erected. A tentative key to species of Hemitarsonemus is supplied. Systematics and distributions of the new tarsonemids living on ferns are briefly discussed.

Key words: Mites, Herbivores, Hemitarsonemus, Dendroptus, Pteridiophyta.

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