Sennertia antarctica
Fig. 1. Sennertia antarctica, heteromorphic deutonymph (from Trägårdh, 1907).
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Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Sennertia

Sennertia antarctica (Trägårdh, 1907)

Trichotarsus antarcticus Trägårdh, 1907: 12, Fig. 4 (holotype not designated, type depository probably NHRS)
Chaetodactylus antarcticus: Gressitt, 1967: 5 (listed in catalog); Gressitt & Weber, 1959: 445 (listed in catalog); Pugh, 1993: 373 (listed in catalog)
Sennertia antarctica Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 222

Host. "marine algae" (Trägårdh, 1907)
Distribution. "Antrarctica, Booth Is. (as Wandel Is.)" (Trägårdh, 1907)
Note. The original description (Trägårdh, 1907) provides a brief description of phoretic deutonymph (number of studied specimens not specified, presumably one). The author also speculates that "Trichotarsus antarcticus " may be the deutonymphal stage of supralittoral mites of the genus Hyadesia. This insufficiently described taxon is similar to several African species belonging to the cerambycina-group of the genus Sennertia. The geographic locality is, most likely, erroneous because carpenter bees, the only hosts of Sennertia, do not occur in Antarctica


Gressitt, J. L. 1967. Entomology of Antarctica. [Washington]: American Geophysical Union of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council. xii, 395 p. pp.
Gressitt, J. L. & N. A. Weber. 1959. Bibliographic introduction to Antarctic-Subantarctic entomology. Pacific Insects Volume.1: 441-480.
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.
Pugh, P. J. A. 1993. A synonymic catalogue of the Acari from Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic Islands and the Southern Ocean. Journal of Natural History.27: 323-321.
Trägårdh, I. 1907. Acariens terrestres. In Expédition antarctique française (1903-1905). Commandée par le Dr Jean Charcot. Sciences naturelles: Documents scientifiques. Arthropodes, Pycnogonides, ed. J. Charcot, 11-13. Paris: Masson et Cie.



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