Mesostigmata: Rhodacaridae, Laelapidae (Mesostigmatic Mites)1

  1. J. Linsley Gressitt
  1. Preston E. Hunter

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR010p0035

Entomology of Antarctica

Entomology of Antarctica

How to Cite

Hunter, P. E. (1967) Mesostigmata: Rhodacaridae, Laelapidae (Mesostigmatic Mites)1, in Entomology of Antarctica (ed J. L. Gressitt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR010p0035

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, Athens

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1967

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901107

Online ISBN: 9781118668696



  • Cyrtolaelaps and Hydrogamasus;
  • Laelapidae;
  • Mesostigmata;
  • Mesostigmatic mites;
  • Rhodacaridae


Adults of Ayersacarus tilbrooki, n. sp., and the immature stages of Cyrtolaelaps (Gamasellus) racovitzai (Trouessart) are described and illustrated. Zercon tuberculatus Trägårdh is the protonymph of C. (G.) racovitzai. Comments on the genus Ayersacarus and recognition characters for the species of mesostigmatic mites from the Antarctic are included.