Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 5 - Eriophyinae (Arachnida: Acari: Eriophyoidea)

Manson, DCM 1984. Eriophyinae (Arachnida: Acari: Eriophyoidea). Fauna of New Zealand 5, 128 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 05. ISBN 0-477-06746-8 (print), ). Published 14 Nov 1984


A total of 60 species of eriophyine mites are described and figured. This total comprises the 30 species hitherto known from New Zealand and 30 newly recorded ones, of which 29 are new to science. They are grouped into six genera, of which two - Asetilobus and Ramaculus - are new.

Six new combinations are proposed: Acalitus australis, Acalitus avicenniae, Acalitus cottieri, Acalitus taurangensis, Aceria calystegiae, and Asetilobus hodgkinsi.

Host-plant records and other collection data are listed for each mite species.

The remaining 49 species of New Zealand Eriophyoidea are keyed, described, and illustrated in Fauna of New Zealand number 4, where the superfamily as a whole is introduced and discussed, and an appendix list of host-plant/mite associations is given.

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