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Type: Article
Published: 2014-07-24
Page range: 107–116
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Two new species of Pachyseius Berlese (Acari: Pachylaelapidae) from Turkey, with a key to the world species

Faculty of Science and Arts, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey.
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia,
Acari Pachylaelapidae Pachyseius new species Turkey


The genus Pachyseius Berlese, 1910 (Acari: Pachylaelapidae) is reported from Turkey for the first time. Pachyseius siranensis sp. nov. and Pachyseius masani sp. nov. are described from females collected from litter and moss in north-eastern Turkey. A world-wide key to the species of Pachyseius is provided. The number of setae on the ventri-anal shield appears to be variable within some species in this genus. Some species of Pachyseius show reductions in chaetotaxy on tarsi III and IV.