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Description of a new genus and four new species of Acaricalini (Acari, Eriophyidae, Phyllocoptinae) from South China

De-Wei LI, Guo-Quan WANG & Sui-Gai WEI

en Zoosystema 32 (2) - Pages 233-245

Published on 25 June 2010

A new genus and four new species of eriophyoid mites of the tribe Acaricalini (Acari, Eriophyoidea) from the Longlin and Heng counties, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China are described and illustrated: Chiacaphyllisa syzygii n. gen., n. sp. infesting Syzygium sp. (Myrtaceae), Protumescoptes laurifolii n. sp. infesting Geniconthus laurifolius (Roxb.) Hook.f. (Asclepiadaceae), Litaculus tremae n. sp. infesting Trema angustifolia (Planch.) Blume (Ulmaceae) and Paracaphyllisa montani n. sp. infesting Gnetum montanum Markgr. (Gnetaceae). All species described here are vagrants on the undersurface of host leaves. A key to the genera of Acaricalini in China is provided. -

Keywords :

Acari, Eriophyidae, Phyllocoptinae, Acaricalini,, China new genus, new species.

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