Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Trombidiformes : Neotrombidiidae
Genus Neotrombidium Leonardi, 1902
Trombidium (Neotrombidium) Leonardi, in Berlese and Leonardi, 1902: 18 (Type species Trombidium (Neotrombidium) furcigerum Leonardi, in Berlese and Leonardi, 1902 by monotypy).
Neotrombidium: Lindquist and Vercammen-Grandjean, 1971; Singer, 1971; Beron, 1995: 13.
Type speices Trombidium (Neotrombidium) furcigerum Leonardi, in Berlese and Leonardi, 1902 by monotypy
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General Description. This genus is worldwide in distribution and includes 16 species (Beron, 1995; Lindquist and Vercammen-Grandjean, 1971; Singer, 1971). Larvae are parasitic on unrelated families of subcortical Coleoptera: Cerambicidae, Elateridae, and Cleridae (Lindquist and Vercammen-Grandjean, 1971). We found a single larva of this genus on the bee Xylocopa micans. The level of association of this mite species with the host, thus, is unknown.
Description. The femur is subdivided onto telo- and basifemur. See Lindquist and Vercammen-Grandjean (1971) for other characters.
Hosts. Xylocopa micans Lepeletier, 1841.
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Species found in association with bees.
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Created: April 27, 2012