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A new genus and species record for Mongolia and Republic of Korea, Alliphis necrophilus Christie, 1983 (Parasitiformes: Eviphididae)

  • Keum, Eunsun (Research Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Andong National University) ;
  • Bayartogtokh, Badamdorj (Department of Zoology, School of Biology and Biotechnology, National University of Mongolia) ;
  • Jung, Chuleui (Department of Plant Medicine, Andong National University)
  • Received : 2017.10.23
  • Accepted : 2017.11.09
  • Published : 2017.12.28

Abstract

Assocations of wingless mites with winged arthropods highlight important life history strategies and ecological interactions. Here we report a mesostigmatan mite species association with an earth-boring dung beetle. Mite spciemens were collected from the soil of organic apple orchards in the Province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea, and cattle dung was collected from grassland in Mongolia. The species was identified as Alliphis necrophilus Christie, 1983 (Acari: Eviphididae). This is the first report of any species in the genus Alliphis in Korea. Some descriptive details and ecological remarks are also provided.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)

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