The family Carpoglyphidae consists of six valid species in a single genus, Carpoglyphus Robin, 1869. Carpoglyphus lactis (Linnaeus, 1767) is a cosmopolitan species that has been recorded from dried fruits, beer, milk products, jams, honey and wine; C. munroi (Hughes, 1952) was found on dead insects (mainly blowflies and beetle larvae) trapped in cobwebs in a clock tower and in bat roosts in England, bee-hives in Czechoslovakia, and barn dust in Sweden; C. biaggioi (as Dichotomiopus biaggioi Fain & Camerik, 1978) only known from heteromorphic deutonymphs found in close association with two beetle species (Dichotomius anaglypticus (Scarabaeide) and Ischasia rufina (Cerambycidae)), in Brazil; C. sturmi Fain and Rack, 1987 in the flowers of Espeletia grandiflora, E. incana, E. sumapazii, Espeletiopsis corymbosa (Asteraceae) in Colombia; C. ganzhouensis Jiang, 1991 from the house dust and brown sugar residue in a slaughterhouse in China (taxonomic status uncertain); C. nidicolous Hubard and Fashing, 1996 from the nests of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica (Hirundinidae)) and cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota (Hirundinidae)) in a barn in Oregon, USA; C. wardleorum Clark, 2010 from sooty mould fungus Acrogenotheca sp. (Trichopeltinaceae) on the bark of black beech Nothofagus solandri in New Zealand. During a high-risk site surveillance at Kibimie, Wellington, New Zealand (accession number: T16_01895), we found an undescribed species from Cordyline kaspar (cabbage tree) infested with Balanococcus cordylinidis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and Tyrophagus curvipenis (Acari: Acariae). We compare the morphological characteristics of the new species with known species and provide a key to the species of Carpoglyphidae.
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