TitleA new genus and species of Macrochelidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) associated with the Texas leafcutting ant, Atta texana (Buckley) in Louisiana, USA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKrantz, GW, Moser, JC
JournalInternational Journal of Acarology
Volume38
Pagination576-582
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0164-7954
Abstract

Adults and nymphs of a new genus and species of the family Macrochelidae are described from detritus cavities of the leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana. This new species is notable in having peritremes with no posterior loop, a series of small subterminal teeth on the fixed cheliceral digit rather than the single large tooth typical of other macrochelids and well-developed paranal cribral extensions in both the protonymph and the deutonymph, but not in adults.

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DOI10.1080/01647954.2012.704396