The oribatid mite genus Benoibates (Acari, Oribatida, Oripodidae)

Two species of oribatid mites of the genus Benoibates (Oribatida, Oripodidae), i.e., B. bolivianus Balogh & Mahunka, 1969(a) and B. minimus Mahunka, 1985, are recorded for the first time in Costa Rica. Both are redescribed in details, using drawings, images and SEM micrographs, on the basis of...

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Main Authors: Ermilov, Sergey G., Alvarado Rodríguez, Olman, Kontschán, Jenő, Retana Salazar, Axel P.
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: 2018
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Online Access: https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/4098/
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/73987
Summary: Two species of oribatid mites of the genus Benoibates (Oribatida, Oripodidae), i.e., B. bolivianus Balogh & Mahunka, 1969(a) and B. minimus Mahunka, 1985, are recorded for the first time in Costa Rica. Both are redescribed in details, using drawings, images and SEM micrographs, on the basis of Costa Rican specimens. An identification key to the known species of Benoibates is given.