Uroobovella phoenicicolasp. n., a New Uropodina Mite (Acari: Mesostigmata) Associated with the African Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus phoenicisFabricius, 1801) from Cameroon

Jen Kontschán, James Tanyi Tambe, Paola Riolo
2012 African Invertebrates  
A new Uropodina mite was collected from cocoons and the body of the African palm weevil (Rhyn cho phorus phoenicis Fabricius, 1801) in Cameroon. the new species belongs to the Uroobovella mini ma species-group; it differs from the previously described species in the dorsal and ventral setation in both sexes, and in the shape and sculptural pattern of the genital shield of the female. Original drawings and a description are given, accompanied by notes on the presumed biology and possible role in
more » ... nd possible role in the biological control of African palm weevils.
doi:10.5733/afin.053.0205 fatcat:jtuffiwsffdzzfhayktuawwzva