Systematic & Applied Acarology
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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2006) 11, 181-193

A key to Tarsonemus females (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in China and description of a new species intercepted in New Zealand

1Institute of Plant Protection, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou 350013, China.
2Landcare Research, Private Bag 92970. Auckland, New Zealand. ZhangZ@Landcare
*Corresponding author


A species of Tarsonemus was intercepted by New Zealand Biosecurity from ya pears Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd. imported from China. It proved to be an undescribed species, Tarsonemus yali sp. nov., which is described and illustrated in this paper. A key to the females of Chinese species of Tarsonemus is provided.

Key words: Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd., Tarsonemidae, Tarsonemus yali sp. nov., description, key, China


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