Macrochelid mite fauna in the eastern part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with description of two new species
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 201–209, June 2005
How to Cite
HARTINI, S., TAKAKU, G., KOJIMA, J.-i. and KATAKURA, H. (2005), Macrochelid mite fauna in the eastern part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with description of two new species. Entomological Science, 8: 201–209. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2005.00116.x
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
- Received 8 November 2004; accepted 7 February 2005.
- dung beetle;
- phoretic mite
Thirteen species in four genera of mites of the family Macrochelidae phoretic on dung beetles were collected in the eastern part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, providing the first record of the family for that area. Of these, two species, Macrocheles entetiensis Hartini and Takaku, sp. nov. and Macrocheles sumbaensis Hartini and Takaku, sp. nov., are new to science. The remaining 11 species are Glyptholaspis fimicola, Holostaspella bifoliata, Macrocheles baliensis, Macrocheles sp. aff. glaber, M. hallidayi, M. kraepelini, M. krantzi, M. limue, M. merdarius, M. oigru and Neopodocinum sinicum.