A Myrmecophilous Mite Myrmozercon Tauricus Sp. N. of the Family Laelapidae (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Ukraine

V. Trach 1  and A. Khaustov 2
  • 1 I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Shampanskij al., 2, Odessa, 65058 Ukraine
  • 2 Nikita Botanical Gardens - National Scientific Center, Yalta, Crimea, 98648 Ukraine

A Myrmecophilous Mite Myrmozercon Tauricus Sp. N. of the Family Laelapidae (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Ukraine

A laelapid mite Myrmozercon tauricus Trach et Khaustov, sp. n. collected from nests of ants Crematogaster schmidti (Mayr, 1853) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Crimea (Ukraine) is described. The genus Myrmozercon Berlese, 1902 is recorded in Ukraine for the first time.

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