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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Two cases of structural anomalies on dorsal podosomal shields in Raphignathus gracilis (Rack) (Acariformes: Raphignathidae)

Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
Plant Health and Environment Laboratory, Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland, New Zealand
Department of Biology, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fırat University, Elazığ, Turkey
Anomaly asymmetric variation mite morphology


Raphignathus gracilis (Rack, 1962) (Raphignathidae) is a widely distributed species and has been recorded from many countries including Turkey (Koç & Ayyıldız 1996; Doğan 2003, 2019; Beron 2020; Mohammad-Doustaresharaf & Kazemi 2022). It can be recognized by having 2 setae on palp femur, 2 pairs of setae on interscutal membrane of idiosoma, no obvious small platelets posteriad of median podosomal shield, 3 pairs of genital setae and 3 setae on femur IV in female (Fan & Yin 2000; Doğan et al. 2019).


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