22 (20 Dec. 2006):
Accepted: 30 Nov.
Hericia sanukiensis, a new
species of Algophagidae (Astigmata) inhabiting
sap flux in Japan
NORMAN J. FASHING1 & KIMIKO OKABE2
of Biology, College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, USA.
2Forestry & Forest Products Research
Institute, P.O.Box 16, Norin Kenkyu-danchi,
Ibaraki 305-8687, JAPAN
A new species, Hericia sanukiensis, is described and
illustrated from adults, phoretic deutonymphs and
collected from sap flux on oak trees (Quercus acutissima Carruth.) in Takamatsu
Prefecture, Japan. Deutonymphs are phoretic on the
sap flux inhabiting beetle Librodor japonicus
words: Acari, Algophagidae, Hericia, sap flux, Librodor japonicus, Japan
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