A new species of larval Leptus (Leptus) (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from Brazil with list of host-parasite associations between Leptus and arthropods in America

Abstract

Leptus (Leptus) guarani sp. n. is described from Brazil based on eight larvae. List of host-parasite associations between Leptus and arthropods in America is given. New hosts for Leptus: Acanthogonyleptes editus, Caldassius nigripe, Gonyleptes gonyleptoidess and Moreiranula mamillata (Opiliones: Gonyleptidae) were found. New and corrected measurements for L. (L.) stolae are given.

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Haitlinger, R., Šundiċ, M., Ázara, L. et al. A new species of larval Leptus (Leptus) (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from Brazil with list of host-parasite associations between Leptus and arthropods in America. Biologia 75, 1921–1930 (2020). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-020-00453-7

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Keywords

  • Parasitengona
  • Prostigmata
  • Taxonomy
  • New hosts
  • L. (L.) stolae