A Contribute to the knowledge on mite diversity in Turkey: Cheylostigmaeus tarae (Acari: Stigmaeidae)

Meryem BİNGÜL, Salih DOĞAN


During a faunal study on raphignathoid mites in Erzincan, two male mite specimens from litter and soil under Cupressus sp. and Syringa sp. were identified as Cheylostigmaeus tarae Khanjani. Description of this species was given here and its drawings and measurements were made. This is a newly recorded species for the Turkish fauna.


Acari, Stigmaeidae, Cheylostigmaeus, new record, Turkey.

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