Combined approach using morphology and ITS-sequences for description of three new species of Macrocheles (Acari: Macrochelidae)

  title={Combined approach using morphology and ITS-sequences for description of three new species of Macrocheles (Acari: Macrochelidae)},
  author={Jerome Niogret and Antoine Nicot},
Three new phoretic mites from France and Gabon are described. Macrocheles lumareti sp. nov. (from France) was collected on Copris lunaris (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Both M. bertrandi sp. nov. and M. ovoidalis sp. nov. (from Gabon) were collected on Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera). On the basis of morphological characteristics, M. lumareti and M. bertrandi were identified as belonging to the M. glaber and M. muscadomesticae groups respectively. Genetic analyses using an ITS marker confirmed that… 

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