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A new genus and species of Macrochelidae (Acari:Mesostigmata) associated with the Texas leaf cutting ant, Atta texana (Buckley) in Louisiana, USAAuthor(s): Gerald W. Krantz; John Moser
Source: International Journal of Acarology 38(7):576-582
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionAdults and nymphs of a new genus and species of the family Macrochelidae are described from detritus cavities of the leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana. This new species is notable in having peritremes with no posterior loop, a series of small subterminal teeth on the fixed cheliceral digit rather than the single large tooth typical of other macrochelids and well-developed paranal cribral extensions in both the protonymph and the deutonymph, but not in adults.
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CitationKrantz, Gerald W.; Moser, John. 2012. A new genus and species of Macrochelidae (Acari:Mesostigmata) associated with the Texas leaf cutting ant, Atta texana (Buckley) in Louisiana, USA. International Journal of Acarology 38(7):576-582.
KeywordsMesostigmata, Macrochelidae, Atta, myrmecophile, cheliceral and peritrematic morphology, cribrum
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- Invertebrate enemies and nest associates of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana (Buckley) (Formicudae, Attini)
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