Neohyadesia microtricha (Acari: Astigmata: Algophagidae): a new species from the sub-Antarctic

The sub-antarctic mite genus Neohyadesia (Acari: Astigmata) is known from two described taxa: N. signyi from Signy Island (South Orkney Islands, South Atlantic Province), and a subspecies, N. s. punctulata from Ile Kerguelen (South Indian Province). This paper describes a second species distinguishable by, in particular, cuticular microtrichae covering the dorsal surface. The new species, N. microtricha sp. nov., has a similarly disjunct sub-antarctic distribution, occurring on both Marion (SIP) and South Georgia (SAP) islands. A systematic synopsis of the sub-antarctic algophagine mites is given.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Marshall, David J., O'Connor, Barry M., Pugh, Philip J.A.

Date:
1 January, 2001
Journal/Source:
Polar Biology / 24
Page(s):
101-104
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1007/s003000000179