A new species of Petalomium cross, 1965 (Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae) and records of trochometridium tribulatum cross, 1965 (heterostigmata: Trochometridiidae) from Brazil

A new species, Petalomium barrosbattestiae sp.n. (Acari: Neopygmephoridae), associated with Traumatomutilla rubroguttata (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Brazil, is described. Some new host records of Trochometridium tribulatum Cross, 1965 are reported, including the first record of this species in Brazil. The association between mites of the genus Petalomium and velvet ants is reported for the first time.
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Phoresy;  velvet ants;  Mutillidae;  Neotropics

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Jacinavicius FC, Silva RA., Bassini-Silva R, Lopez VM., Silvestre R, Khaustov AA.. A new species of Petalomium cross, 1965 (Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae) and records of trochometridium tribulatum cross, 1965 (heterostigmata: Trochometridiidae) from Brazil. Acarina. 2018;26(2):167–174. doi:10.21684/0132-8077-2018-26-2-167-174.
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