Systematic & Applied Acarology
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An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2005) 10, 155-162

A new genus of Neothrombiidae (Acari: Trombidioidea) from New Zealand

1 Landcare Research, P.B. 92170, Auckland, New Zealand; e-mail:
2 College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China; e-mail:


Opiliotrombium akatarawa gen. & sp. nov. is described from larvae parasitic on male Megalopsalis inconstans (Opiliones) from New Zealand. This is the first record of the family Neothrombiidae in New Zealand.

Key words: Neothrombiidae, new genus, larva, parasite, Opiliones, New Zealand


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