Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Achaetodactylus

Achaetodactylus decellei (Fain, 1974)

Chaetodactylus decellei Fain, 1974a: 215 (short description, holotype and 12 paratype HDNs in MRAC)
Chaetodactylus (Ochaetodactylus) decellei: Fain, 1981b: 8, Figs. 7,8,12 (emendation of paratype repository (IRSNB))
Ochaetodactylus decellei: Klimov et al., 2007a: 1371
Achaetodactylus decellei: KLimov & OConnor, 2008: 216

Distribution. Tanzania: Arusha National Park ("de Ngurdoto, Nat. Park") (type locality), Tanzania, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ceratina sp. (n° 205 B) (type host)
Ceratina spilota Cockerell, 1932 (Cameroon)
Ceratina (Propithitis) aereola Vachal, 1903 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Ceratina excavata Cockerell, 1937 (Tanzania)


Fain, A. 1974. Nouveaux hypopes phoretiques d'hymenopteres africains (Acarina: Sarcoptiformes). Revue de Zoologie Africaine.88: 213-219.
Fain, A. 1981. Notes on the hypopi of the genus Chaetodactylus Rondani, 1866 (Acari, Chaetodactylidae). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie.53: 1-9.
Klimov, P. B. & B. M. OConnor. 2008. Morphology, evolution, and host associations of bee-associated mites of the family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata), with a monographic revision of North American taxa. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan.199: 1-243.
Klimov, P. B., B. M. OConnor & L. L. Knowles. 2007a. Museum specimens and phylogenies elucidate ecology' s role in coevolutionary associations between mites and their bee hosts. Evolution.61: 1368-1379.
Klimov, P. B., S. B. Vinson & B. M. OConnor. 2007b. Acarinaria in associations of apid bees and chaetodactylid mites. Invertebrate Systematics.21: 109-136.
OConnor, B. M. 1993. Generic relationships in the Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with description of a new genus. Acarologia.34: 345-362.



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