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Keywords:

  • Acari;
  • Astigmata;
  • hypopus;
  • phoresy

Abstract

This study reports on four species of mites in the family Histiostomatidae phoretic on the Australian giant earwig, Titanolabis colossea (Dohrn) (Dermaptera: Anisolabididae). The species included are Histiostoma australiense Mahunka 1975, H. feroniarum (Dufour 1839), H.humiditatis (Vitzthum 1927) and H. titanolabi sp. nov. The previously unknown adults of H. australiense are described from specimens reared in laboratory culture.