The water mite genus Koenikea Wolcott from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae)

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ABSTRACT Six new Koenikea species are described, viz. K. circularis,. K. gracilipalpis, K. lewisensis, K. pauciacetabulata, K. rubipes and K. setosa. Koemkea verrucosa Lundblad is synonymized with K. australica Lundblad, and K. purpurea Smit with K. crinita Cook. New descriptions. are provided for the female of K. curtiseta Cook and also for what is very lIkely the female of K. jacunda Cook, and for males of Koenikea distans K.O. Viets and K. lemba Cook. The genus is reported for the first time from Western AustralIa, the Northern Territory and South Australia. Finally, a key is given for all known AustralIan species.

Author(s) Harry Smit
Records 22 : Part 3
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