(June 1998): 1-28
Description of Tarsonemus parawaitei, a new
species of Tarsonemidae (Acari: Heterostigmata)
associated with orchard and ornamental plants in
Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
J.-S. KIM, T.-K. QIN & E. E. LINDQUIST
A new species of Tarsonemidae, Tarsonemus
parawaitei, in the waitei-group of Tarsonemus
is described and illustrated in detail from the adult
female and male, larval female and male, and egg. The
species is recorded from western Europe, Australia,
and New Zealand. The species has two tibial solenidia
on leg I of the adult female but only one on the adult
male; this sexual dimorphism has not been reported in
Tarsonemidae before, and warrants further
investigation. Lindquist's (1978) key to the Tarsonemus
waitei group is updated in light of our results.
Key words: Tarsonemus parawaitei, new
species, sexual dimorphism, Tarsonemus waitei
group, Tarsonemidae, Acari
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