A new species of Opilioacaridae (Parasitiformes: Opilioacarida) from Belize with some observations on life history and behavior

@article{Vzquez2018ANS,
  title={A new species of Opilioacaridae (Parasitiformes: Opilioacarida) from Belize with some observations on life history and behavior},
  author={M. M. V{\'a}zquez and Daniel May and Elvia Alamilla and H. Klompen},
  journal={Systematic and Applied Acarology},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={132 - 144}
}
Abstract A new species of opilioacarid mite, Neocarus belizensis sp. nov., is described from mid-level elevations in Belize's Maya Mountains. Laboratory observations confirmed that females nearly always deposit only one egg at a time, and that eggs are coated before deposition. Females guard both eggs and larvae. The larvae are non-feeding and molt quickly to protonymphs. Adults appear to facilitate feeding by protonymphs. Actual mating could not be observed, but pre-mating behavior is… Expand
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