NEW RECORDS OF THE WATER MITE FAMILY HYGROBATIDAE FROM AUSTRALIA, WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF TEN NEW SPECIES (ACARI HYDRACHNIDIA)

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Abstract - Five new Australiobates species are described, viz. A. crassisetus, A. hygrobatoides, A. minutipalpis, A. planisetus and A. tenuisetlls. Furthermore,
three new Procorticacarus species are described, viz. P. fonticolus, P. mixtus and P. piriformis. Finally, one new Rhynchaustrobates species and one new
Coaustraliobates species are described, viz. R. stylatus and C. rostratus. Kallimobates cooki is synonymized with K. australicus. The male of Hygrobates austmlicus and the females of Aspidiobates wittenoom and Gondwanabates bodivus are described for the first time. Australiobates convexipalpis is reported for the first time for Australia. Many new records are given for a number of species of the water mite family Hygrobatidae, especially for the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Finally, the diversity of the Australian water mites is briefly discussed.

Author(s) SMIT, HARRY : Part 2
Page Number
137

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