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Ontogenetic instars of the oribatid mite Tyrphonothrus digeluensis sp. nov. (Acari, Oribatida, Malaconothridae) from Ethiopia

Tyumen State University; Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO); Tyumen; Russia.
Institute of Ecology and Evolution; Russian Academy of Sciences; Laboratory of Soil Zoology and General Entomology; Moscow; Russia
Acari new species morphology ontogeny juvenile instar afrotropical region


A new species of the genus Tyrphonothrus (Oribatida, Malaconothridae) is described from Ethiopia, based on adult and juvenile instars; it is collected from mosses on the swamp at the top of the mountain in Arsi Mountains National Park. Tyrphonothrus digeluensis sp. nov. differs from the related species Tyrphonothrus obesus (Yamamoto & Coetzee, 2004) and T. rectus (Yamamoto & Coetzee, 2004) by the pubescence of exobothridial, epimeral, anoadanal, and some notogastral setae. Comparison between juvenile instars of the new species and the known juveniles of Malaconothridae is presented.



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