Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1880-2273
Print ISSN : 0918-1067
ISSN-L : 0918-1067
Volume 32, Issue 1
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Original Paper
  • Shizuko MORIMOTO
    2023 Volume 32 Issue 1 Pages 1-12
    Published: May 25, 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: July 11, 2023

    A new water mite species from Japan in the genus Feltria is described under the name Feltria (Feltriella) takachiho sp. nov. The species was discovered in seepage-wetted mosses on the face of a cliff along a roadway in Miyazaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Feltria (Feltriella) takachiho sp. nov. is similar to Feltria (Feltriella) multiscutata Cook, 1961; Feltria (Feltriella) crassipalpis Lundblad, 1941; and Feltria yinjiangensis Li & Guo, 2022. However, the new species can be distinguished from F. (F.) multiscutata by the more separated postocularia in both sexes. Females of the new species can be distinguished from those of F. (F.) crassipalpis by its small dorsal plate D, and from those of F. yinjiangensis by its small dorsal plate D and roundish anteromedial plate.

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