Two new species of Leptus Latreille, 1796 (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from the Canary Islands, parasitising Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera), with new metrical data for some Leptus spp.

Abstract

Leptus (Leptus) grancanaricus n. sp. and L. (L.) machadoi n. sp. are described from Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). They were collected from new hosts for the genus Leptus: Herpisticus guanarteme Machado and Laparocerus maxorata Machado (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). New metrical data for Leptus (Leptus) andae, L. (L.) akkus, L. (L.) hammameticus, L. (L.) horiacus and L. (L.) tammuzi based on examination on the type-material are provided.

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Acknowledgement

We thank Dr A. Machado, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, for access to specimens collected in Canary Islands.

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Both authors contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation, data collection and analysis were performed by Ryszard Haitlinger and Miloje Šundić. The first draft of the manuscript was written by Ryszard Haitlinger and Miloje Šundić and both authors commented on previous versions of the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Haitlinger, R., Šundić, M. Two new species of Leptus Latreille, 1796 (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from the Canary Islands, parasitising Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera), with new metrical data for some Leptus spp.. Syst Parasitol 97, 835–846 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11230-020-09956-y

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