Aribatidae, a new myrmecophilous oribatid mite family from Java

  title={Aribatidae, a new myrmecophilous oribatid mite family from Java},
  author={Jun-ichi Aoki and Gen Takaku and Fuminori Ito},
  journal={International Journal of Acarology},
Abstract A new oribatid mite, Aribates javensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from ant nests in West Java, Indonesia. It is quite peculiar in lacking sensilli as well as in the variable number of anogenital setae. A new family, Aribatidae, is erected for this species. An interesting mutualistic relationship is found between the mite and the ant Myrmecina sp. 
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