A Taxonomic Study of the Family Zerconidae(Acari.Mesostigmata) in the Korean Peninsula

한반도 구멍응애과 (진드기목, 중기문아목)의 분류학적 연구

  • Lim, Jae-Won (Dept.of Biological Sciences, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Won-Koo (Dept.of Biological Sciences, Chonbuk National University)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


This study includes the taxonomy, description, and a key to species of mites in the Family Zerconidae(Acari, Mesostigmata) from the Korean Peninsula. Materials examined and information gathered were based on 1,020 specimens which has been collected nation-wide from April, 1994 to May, 2000. As a result of this study, the following 8 species were identified : Exhinozercon orientalis Blazak, 1975, Eurozercon pacificus Halaskova, 1979, Kaikiozercon mamillosus Halaksova, 1979, Kaikiozercon peregrinus Halaskova, 1979, Koreozercon bacatus Halaskova, 1979, Mesozercon coeranus Blaszak, 1975, Mesozercon plumatus (Aoki, 1966), Zercon szeptyckii Blaszak, 1976. Predominant species was Zercon szeptyckii which has been collected more then 600 specimens at 25 localities in the Korea Peninsula. Seven species except Mesozercon plumatus(Aoki, 1966) had been recorded from North Korea but newly recorded from the southern part of Korean Penunsula.


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