TitleA new genus of the family Macrochelidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) based on Macrocheles mycotrupetes Krantz and Mellott and M. peltotrupetes K. and M., phoretic associates of beetles (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Geotrupinae) in southeastern USA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKrantz, GW
JournalInternational Journal of Acarology
Volume35
Pagination47-51
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0164-7954
Abstract

Geotrupacarus n. gen. includes two unusual macrochelid species described from geotrupid beetles in Florida, USA. All postembryonic stages of the new genus are characterized, and a key to macrochelid taxa that share many of its typically non-phoretic morphological characters is included. Attention is called to the presence of what appear to be two pairs of cribral solenostomes in adults.

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DOI10.1080/01647950902870537