Systematic & Applied Acarology
ISSN 1362-1971
An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2002) 7, 149-158

Mites of the genus Summersiella Gonzalez (Acari: Stigmaeidae)


1 Department of Plant Protection, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; E-mail:

2 Landcare Research, P.B. 92170, Auckland, New Zealand; e-mail:


The systematic status of the genus Summersiella Gonzalez is reviewed and a revised definition is proposed. A

new species, Summersiella camphorae, from the leaves of camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) in Fujian

Province of China, is described and illustrated. This new species is distinguished from the only known species,

Summersiella coprosmae (Wood), by having an apparently sclerotized hexagonal central hysterosomal shield

with five pairs of setae; by having much shorter dorsal setae (ve not exceeding base of sci); by the following

ratios: vi/vi-vi = 0.7, ve/ve-sci = 1.0; and by the length of solenidion w on tarsus I (19-21 mm).

Key words: Acari, Stigmaeidae, Summersiella, revision, new species.


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