Contribution to the mite (Acari) fauna of the Korean Peninsula

  • Kontschan, Jeno (Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) ;
  • Park, Sun Jae (Animal Research Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Lim, Jae Won (Animal Research Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Hwang, Jeong Mi (Korean Entomological Institute, Korea University) ;
  • Seo, Hong Yul (Animal Research Division, National Institute of Biological Resources)
  • Received : 2014.01.07
  • Accepted : 2014.02.06
  • Published : 2014.02.28


32 mite species are listed from the Korean Peninsula. One species belongs to the order Prostigmata, family Cryptognathidae, the order Mesostigmata has 20 species and the order Oribatida contains 11 species. Four species from the listed 32 are new for the fauna of the Korean Peninsula, one species belongs to the order Prostigmata (Favognathus maritimus (Shiba, 1969)) and three new species are Oribatida [Camisia biurus (Koch, 1839), Camisia biverrucata (Koch, 1839), Camisia horrida (Hermann, 1804)]. The 28 of the found species are collected in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; the others were collected in the area of Republic of Korea. Illustrations and short descriptions about the newly found and rarely collected species are given.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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