Bee Mites : Acari : Parasitiformes : Mesostigmata : Laelapidae
Genus Eumellitiphis Turk, 1948
Eumellitiphis Turk, 1948: 110 (Type species Eumellitiphis mellitus Turk, 1948 by original designation); Delfinado-Baker and Baker, 1988: 127.
Type speices Eumellitiphis mellitus Turk, 1948 by original designation
General Description. This genus includes three named species inhabiting nests of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in the Neotropical and Oriental regions (Delfinado-Baker and Baker, 1988; Turk, 1948). Eumellitiphis mellitus Turk was found in the nests of Lestrimelitta limao in Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, and Brazil. Eumellitiphis inouei Delfinado-Baker et Baker from Geniotrigona thoracica and Lophotrigona canifrons from Indonesia. Eumellitiphis philippinensis Delfinado-Baker et Baker was found in nests of an unidentified species of Trigona from the Philippines (Turk, 1948; Delfinado-Baker and Baker, 1988; our data).
Delfinado-Baker, M. & E. W. Baker. 1988. New mites (Acari: Laelapidae) from the nests of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponinae) from Asia. International Journal of Acarology.14: 127-136.
Turk, F. A. 1948. Insecticolous Acari from Trinidad, B.W.I. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.118: 82-125.
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Created: April 22, 2012