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Type: Article
Published: 2023-08-04
Page range: 37-48
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First data on ontogeny of the oribatid mite family Caloppiidae (Acari, Oribatida), with description of juvenile instars of the representative of the genus Zetorchella

Tyumen State University; Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO); Tyumen; Russia
Acari Zetorchella morphology juvenile instar Afrotropical region


Juvenile instars of Zetorchella arsiensis (Oribatida, Caloppiidae) are described, based on specimens collected from mosses on the swamp at the top of the mountain in Arsi Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. It is the first data on ontogeny for the family Caloppiidae. Main morphological differences between juveniles of Caloppiidae with other families in Oripodoidea are presented.



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