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, 177-184

Two new species of Leptus Latreille, 1796 and the first record of Leptus astrubali Haitlinger, 1999 (Acari: Prostigmata: Erythraeidae) from India and Sri Lanka


Department of Zoology and Ecology, Agricultural Academy, 50-205 Wroc aw, Cybulskiego 20, Poland, e-mail:


Leptus hospeticus sp. nov. from India and L. laviniacus sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Erythraeidae) from Sri

Lanka and India are described and illustrated. L. astrubali Haitlinger is reported for the first time from India.

Two keys to some species of Leptus are provided.

Key words: Leptus, new species, India, Sri Lanka


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