Phoretic chernetid species newly recorded from Slovakia and Austria (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae)

  title={Phoretic chernetid species newly recorded from Slovakia and Austria (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae)},
  author={Martina {\vC}erven{\'a} and Gabriel Kirchmair and Jana Christophoryov{\'a}},
  journal={Arachnologische Mitteilungen: Arachnology Letters [Note: Arachnology Letters is the subtitle]},
  pages={65 - 68}
Abstract. New cases of phoresy by chernetids (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) are documented from Slovakia and Austria. Pseudoscorpion phoresy involving Heteroptera as a host is documented for the first time in Slovakia, as well as a case of phoresy by the genus Pselaphochernes Beier, 1932. Three chernetid species were observed for the first time as phoretic in Austria on Mecoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera. 
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