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 (2003) 8, 149-173

Tetranychidae (Acari: Prostigmata) of Malay Peninsula: Checklist, key to genera and species and description of three new species


1 Crop Protection and Plant Quarantine Division, Department of Agriculture, Jalan Gallagher, 50840 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;

2 Landcare Research, P.B. 92170, Auckland, New Zealand;


Tetranychid mites previously recorded in Malaysia consist of eight genera with 21 species. This paper records a genus new to Malaysia and three new species (Schizotetranychus hidayahae Yusof & Zhang sp. nov., Tetranychus arifi Yusof & Zhang sp. nov. and Tetranychus ismaili Yusof & Zhang sp. nov.) to the tetranychid fauna of Malaysia. New hosts and localities of many other species are also recorded. Keys to genera and species of tetranychid mites of Malaysia are provided.

Key words: Acari, Tetranychidae, Malaysian fauna, identification, new species, new records

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