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

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… CONTINUE READING