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Published: 2001-05-28

A new species of Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Prostigmata) on orchid from Brazil

Depto. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agrícola, ESALQ - Universidade de São Paulo, 13418-900 Piracicaba-SP, Brazil
Depto. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agrícola, ESALQ - Universidade de São Paulo, 13418-900 Piracicaba-SP, Brazil
Acari Tenuipalpidae Tenuipalpus orchid taxonomy

Abstract

Tenuipalpus orchidofilo n. sp. (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) is described from Brazil based on the mobile immatures and adult stages of both sexes collected on the orchid Arundina graminifolia (D. Don) Hochs.

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How to Cite

DE MORAES, G. J., & FREIRE, R. A. (2001). A new species of Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Prostigmata) on orchid from Brazil. Zootaxa, 1(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.1.1.1