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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 253-280

Revision of some species of Tyrophagus (Acari: Acaridae) in the Oudemans Collection

QING-HAI FAN1 & Zhi-Qiang Zhang2
Key Lab of Biopesticide and Chemical Biology, Ministry of Education; Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China. E-mail:
2 2Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand. E-mail:


Mite species of genus Tyrophagus in the Oudemans Collection are revised. Povelsenia neotropicus Oudemans, 1917 is synonymized with T. putrescentiae (Schrank, 1781) and consequently Povelsenia Oudemans, 1924 with Tyrophagus Oudemans, 1924. Two species, T. palmarum and T. muris are redescribed. A key to species of Tyrophagus in the Oudemans Collection is provided.

Key words: Acaridae, Tyrophagus, Oudemans Collection, systematics, taxonomy, key


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