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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2002) 7, 113-122
New distributional records of the miteParasitus mycophilus (Acari: Mesostig-mata), with a redescription of the male and first description of the deutonymph
ANNE S. BAKER 1 & JOZEF C. OSTOJĮ-STARZEWSKI 2
1 Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK. Email:
2 Central Science Laboratory, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK.
Parasitus mycophilus Karg, previously known only from the adult male, is newly recorded from the British Isles
and Iceland. The male of the species is redescribed, and the male and female deutonymph described for the first
time. A morphological account of a specimen suspected to be a female of P. mycophilus is also given.
Rhabdocarpais parvus Athias-Henriot is newly synonymized with P. mycophilus.
Key words: Parasitus mycophilus, new records, British Isles, Iceland, morphology, synonymy
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