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A review of Fedrizzia mite species (Acari: Mesostigmata: Fedrizziidae) found in association with Australian Mastachilus beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae)

Title

A review of Fedrizzia mite species (Acari: Mesostigmata: Fedrizziidae) found in association with Australian Mastachilus beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) (368 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Seeman, O.D.

Citation

Seeman, O.D. 2013 10 10. A review of Fedrizzia mite species (Acari: Mesostigmata: Fedrizziidae) found in association with Australian Mastachilus beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature 58: 33–47. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-06

Accepted
Published online 10 October 2013
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-06

Keywords Trigynaspida, Antennophorina, host-associations, passalids, new species, key

Abstract

Mites of the genus Fedrizzia from passalid beetles of the genus Mastachilus are reviewed, and two new species, Fedrizzia classeni sp. nov. and Fedrizzia humei sp. nov. are described, both associated with Mastachilus polyphyllus (Macleay, 1826). Fedrizzia oudemansi Womersley, 1959, is redescribed and shown to occur only on the southern form of Mastachilus australasicus (Percheron, 1841); previous records of this mite from M. polyphyllus are placed in F. classeni. A revised key to Fedrizzia is presented.