Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications
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No. 22 (20 Dec. 2006): 1-14                                                      Accepted: 30 Nov. 2006

Hericia sanukiensis, a new species of Algophagidae (Astigmata) inhabiting sap flux in Japan

1Department 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 nonphoretic deutonymphs collected from sap flux on oak trees (Quercus acutissima Carruth.) in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Deutonymphs are phoretic on the sap flux inhabiting beetle Librodor japonicus (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae).

Key words: Acari, Algophagidae, Hericia, sap flux, Librodor japonicus, Japan

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