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
Type of ArticleJournal Article

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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